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Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Wed, 2014-03-19 11:25

Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.

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Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:55

Citing progress in the labor markets, the Federal Reserve said it would continue winding down its economic stimulus program. But Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy still faces headwinds.

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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:46

Terrorists haven't hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.

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Debate: It May Be Flexing Its Muscles, But Is Russia A Marginal Power?

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:05

In the past year, Russia has given asylum to Edward Snowden, hosted the Olympics and attempted to annex Crimea. Teams debate Russia's role on the world stage in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe, FAA Team Concludes

Wed, 2014-03-19 09:53

After a year-long review prompted by a battery fire and other problems, an FAA team has concluded that the jet meets its "intended safety level."

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Doctors Say Obamacare Rule Will Stick Them With Unpaid Bills

Wed, 2014-03-19 08:48

If a person with subsidized insurance falls behind in paying premiums, insurers are required to cover the medical bills for 30 days. Over the next 60 days, insurers can hold off paying the claims.

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Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men's Basketball Title

Wed, 2014-03-19 08:46

"Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach," the nation's "first basketball fan" tells ESPN. It's the sixth time the president has shared his picks. So far, he's been right once.

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Why A Sweet Tooth May Have Been An Evolutionary Advantage For Kids

Wed, 2014-03-19 08:29

Kids seem to crave more energy and sugar than adults crave because they're growing, researchers say in a new study. They found that kids who preferred sweet flavors were tall for their age.

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Air France Relatives Have Sad Bond With Malaysia Air Families

Wed, 2014-03-19 07:59

One group that knows about "days of utmost anxiety" reaches out to another. In 2009, Air France Flight 447 crashed in the Atlantic. Debris was found after 5 days. Bodies weren't recovered for 2 years.

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Britain Plans New 12-Sided £1 Coin To Combat Counterfeiting

Wed, 2014-03-19 06:54

The new coin is being described as the most secure ever produced, but it won't be introduced until 2017.

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Top Stories: Crisis In Crimea; Search Continues For Missing Jet

Wed, 2014-03-19 05:11

Also: Israel fired on military targets in Syria after bombings in Golan; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares for her first news conference; Toyota reportedly reaches $1.2 billion settlement.

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Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.

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Ukraine Says It's Preparing A Plan To Withdraw From Crimea

Wed, 2014-03-19 04:05

Russia has moved to take Crimea from Ukraine. Tuesday, a Ukrainian officer was shot and killed. Wednesday, men thought to be part of a Crimean "self-defense force" stormed another Ukrainian facility.

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Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier

Wed, 2014-03-19 03:16

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to explore how the two countries are linked — and how they are separated.

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Missing Jet's Mysterious Turn May Have Been Plotted Early In Flight

Wed, 2014-03-19 03:15

There are reports that it appears someone programmed a new course into the navigation system before the cockpit's routine-sounding last voice message. That adds to evidence of a deliberate act.

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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:00

Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team — more than 200 employees. It's part of a cost-cutting trend by the major film studios.

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Is Organizing For Action Too Close To The White House?

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:00

Organizing for Action, the social welfare group formed out of President Obama's campaign organization, has stumbled over its own fundraising rules. Now it's trying to clean things up.

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Potential Charges Against Incumbent Throw D.C. Mayor's Race Up In Air

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:00

The possible indictment of incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has turned what many expected to be a routine election into a referendum on whether voters trust him.

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There's A Reason They Call It Madness

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:00

As March Madness gets underway, commentator Frank Deford wonders if Americans just have too many teams to root for.

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