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California Judge Throws Out Lawsuit On Medically Assisted Suicide

Fri, 2015-07-24 17:08

The superior court judge says questions raised in the case should be decided by legislatures or voters, not the court. The terminally ill plaintiffs say they'll appeal his decision.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Is Eligible For Parole In November, Could Be Released

Fri, 2015-07-24 14:10

"Under the laws in place at the time [of his sentencing], Pollard is eligible for parole unless he's acted up in prison or likely to commit another crime," NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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New Study Finds Many Veterans Live With War Trauma Throughout Their Lives

Fri, 2015-07-24 13:21

The study says that 40 years after the Vietnam War ended, hundreds of thousands of those vets struggle with mental health problems linked to their battle experiences.

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Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

Fri, 2015-07-24 13:08

They're facing a double whammy. Not only do customers have less money to spend, but businesses can no longer pay their foreign suppliers for goods and raw materials. Many fear they'll have to close.

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Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

Fri, 2015-07-24 12:52

The state passed a tough gun law in 2013, but the people "have repealed it on their own. They're just ignoring the law," says the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

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Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry

Fri, 2015-07-24 12:33

California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.

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Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

Fri, 2015-07-24 12:28

A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.

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Vietnam War Study Raises Concerns About Veterans' Mental Health

Fri, 2015-07-24 12:28

A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.

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Dark Pluto Bares Its Heart

Fri, 2015-07-24 12:18

NASA's probe to Pluto has revealed stunning new pictures of the distant world. They show evidence of glaciers moving across the surface.

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Obama Greeted Warmly On First Presidential Trip To Kenya

Fri, 2015-07-24 11:11

The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.

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No More Hidden Sugar: FDA Proposes New Label Rule

Fri, 2015-07-24 10:32

The FDA wants to revamp the Nutrition Facts panels on foods. The labels would have to list how much added sugar the foods contain — and how much it counts against your recommended daily allowance.

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Hulk Hogan's WWE Contract Terminated After Alleged Racist Language In Sex Tape

Fri, 2015-07-24 10:14

WWE said it's "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers, and fans worldwide."

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Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal

Fri, 2015-07-24 10:12

The first vaccine against a parasite — one that causes malaria — was recommended for approval. It's not as effective as researchers had hoped. But they still think it could make a big difference.

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Kenya's Twitterati Send Thousands Of Messages To Obama

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:33

And to CNN, too (which called Kenya "a hotbed of terror"). And to each other. It's one of Africa's tweetiest countries.

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#NPRreads: Electric Dylan, Fracking And The Iran Deal Deconstructed

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:30

Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.

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Delaware Gets A Rare Out-Of-State Visitor: A 7-Foot Manatee

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:04

The marine mammal was spotted in the narrow canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware bays just a few days after one was seen in an estuary of the Potomac River.

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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

Fri, 2015-07-24 08:10

We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.

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It's Pie And Beer (And Pioneer) Day In Utah!

Fri, 2015-07-24 08:04

Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. And 37 other states also celebrate these unique holidays.

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Two Teachers Hailed As Heroes In Louisiana Shooting

Fri, 2015-07-24 07:48

Teachers Jena Meaux and Ali Martin survived the attack, but both reportedly suffered gunshot wounds.

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Carnations, Coffee And Denim: A Look At Kenya's Top Ten Exports

Fri, 2015-07-24 07:41

Those jeans you bought at Walmart? They might have been made in Kenya. Here's a look at the country's leading exports.

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