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House Freedom Caucus Sits Down With Ryan. Now What?

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona, a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, weighs in on Rep. Paul Ryan's decision to run for House Speaker if all factions of the party agree to support him. The group met with Ryan Tuesday night.

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Why Is Mammogram Advice Still Such A Tangle? Ask Your Doctor

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Leading physicians' groups don't agree about when and how often women with an average risk for breast cancer should get a screening mammogram. But your history can help guide you and your doctor.

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How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Nearly 200 countries have delegates in Bonn, Germany this week, trying to figure out how to fight global warming. They're at a difficult point — what the nations have pledged so far isn't enough.

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The 'Good Sports' In College Athletics

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Commentator Frank Deford says big universities often see athletics as primarily spectator entertainment. Smaller schools, he says, do better in making it a participant activity for students.

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Korea's Most Famous Entertainer Is Now Its Most Infamous Landlord

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Seoul artists are taking on the rapper PSY in a real estate rift pitting creative types against commercial interests. The man known for Gangnam Style "is not a good building owner," one artist says.

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Fighting In Syria Forces Delays For Migrants Traveling North

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Migrants struggling north through the Balkans say they are being driven to travel late in the season by increased fighting in Syria.

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Is Russia Making Moves On Afghanistan?

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Some believe Moscow's seizing on the Islamic State's rise in Afghanistan as an opportunity to expand Russian influence. A flurry of visits to Moscow by Afghan officials added to speculation, and kindled concerns among Afghans with grim memories of Soviet occupation in the 1980s, although no one predicts troops on the ground.

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Baseball Hall Of Fame Reporter Back At Bat

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

This week, legendary baseball writer Tom Gage was picked up by Sporting News. As NPR reported in July, the Baseball Hall of Fame reporter was out of a job after 36 years covering the Detroit Tigers. Now, he'll be covering the World Series to finish out his Hall of Fame season.

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Law Enforcement Veteran: Locking Up Minor Drug Offenders Makes Us Less Safe

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy — a veteran with more than 30 years of policing experience in New York City, Newark and Chicago — says locking up minor drug offenders using mandatory sentencing makes America less safe.

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Paul Ryan Sort Of Joins The House Speaker Race

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

After a week and a half of mounting pressure, Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan announced he is open to serving as Speaker of the House after all — but with conditions: his fractured Republican caucus must unite behind him before he enters the race. Attention will now focus on a group of several dozen conservatives who will need to decide this week whether to back Ryan.

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The George Washington Of Investing Wants You For The Revolution

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Investor Jack Bogle is leading a populist revolution on Wall Street. He wants everyday Americans to make a lot more money in the stock market and give less of their returns away to financial firms.

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FCC Moves To Cut High Cost Of Prisoners' Calls

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

Federal regulators want to cap the cost of phone calls from prison, which are far more expensive than normal calls. The FCC is set to vote on a plan at its next meeting on October 22.

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Obama Begins Drug Addiction Prevention Conversation In West Virginia

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:12am

In West Virginia, the number of heroin overdoses has increased almost five-fold since 2010. So today, President Obama will visit the state to host a community discussion about what's needed to help prevent and stop drug addiction across the U.S.

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American Cancer Society Changes Mammogram Guidelines

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:53am

For years, it's been saying women should get annual mammograms starting at age 40. Now it says they can start at 45 — and then cut back to every other year starting at age 54.

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Tick Tock: Big Ben Slows As It Ages

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:36am

At 156 years old, Big Ben — London's famous clock — is chiming six seconds behind schedule. Fixes could silence it for three years. Still, Big Ben's unauthorized twitter account keep ticking.

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NFL Network: Video Of Naked Players Was A Mistake

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:19am

The NFL Network apologized for accidentally broadcasting players stepping out of the shower after the Bengals - Bills game on Sunday.

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Do We Have Less Sympathy For People Facing Things We've Overcome?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

Who's going to be more empathetic to a problem you're confronting — someone who has never been through it, or someone who has been through it themselves? Our intuitive answer to this question is often wrong.

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Oprah Hopes Her Midas Touch Gilds Her OWN Series, 'Belief'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

Oprah Winfrey acquired a stake in Weight Watchers and the company's stock soared. She hopes to do the same for her cable TV network with a new seven-part series on faith and religion around the world.

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Orhan Pamuk Takes A Fresh Look At His Beloved Istanbul In 'Strangeness'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

The Nobel Prize laureate has written about his city before, but from the perspective of his affluent childhood. His new book captures Istanbul's growth and change through the eyes of a street peddler.

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'Back To The Future Part 2': Designing A Future For 30 Years Ago

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

In the classic movie Back to the Future Part II, Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly travels forward 30 years to Oct. 21, 2015. Is life like the movie predicted? Maybe. But was it ever supposed to be?

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