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Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

1 hour 29 min ago

Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.

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Hozier, 'Jackie And Wilson'

2 hours 22 min ago

The title is playful and nails the essence of this song. "Jackie and Wilson" is a nod, of course, to the great R&B singer, and Hozier has the voice and the backbeat to make it work.

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Book News: New Haruki Murakami Book Coming Out In December

2 hours 26 min ago

Also: the man who dug through John Updike's trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.

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32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

2 hours 43 min ago

By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center's perimeter fence.

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Accepting The Strange Brilliance Of 'Acceptance'

3 hours 22 min ago

Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

3 hours 24 min ago

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia

3 hours 37 min ago

The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.

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Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated

4 hours 24 min ago

Doug Wilkey of Dunedin, Fla., tried to shut down the stand as an illegal business. The Tampa Bay Times reports officials were tipped off that Wilkey may have a home business without a license.

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Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site

4 hours 30 min ago

Workers want to tear down a span of the old Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco. Transportation officials say cormorants are nesting on the span, and efforts to shoo them away have failed so far.

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What's In A Name? Former Arthur Anderson Employees Spell It Out

5 hours 22 min ago

A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.

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The Last Word In Business

5 hours 26 min ago

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

5 hours 26 min ago

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S.

5 hours 26 min ago

This month is the 20th anniversary of the Cuban refugee exodus when 35,000 Cubans fled on rafts to the U.S. There's been a spike this year in Cubans risking their lives on rafts to reach the U.S.

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In Photos, North Korea's Former Leaders Are Ominipresent

5 hours 27 min ago

German photojournalist Julia Leeb traveled to North Korea twice on tourist visas. Leeb is sharing her experience with a book of photographs that she took. David Greene talks to Leeb about her trips in 2012 and 2013.

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Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69

5 hours 27 min ago

Charles Bowden was an investigative journalist who spent much of his career delving into the world of drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bowden died on Saturday after an illness.

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Israel Claims 988 Acres Of West Bank Land

5 hours 27 min ago

U.S. U.N. and Palestinian officials have criticized the decision. The land at the heart of the dispute hugs the line separating the West Bank from Israel and reaches in toward Palestinian villages.

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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

5 hours 27 min ago

Lauren Tilton is co-director, and Laura Wexler is Primary Investigator of Photogrammar, a Yale University project that has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946.

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Jihadi Recruiters Taylor Their Message To Online Trends

5 hours 27 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to a Haras Rafiq, a counter extremism expert about how Jihadi recruiters convince young men in Britain and the U.S. to go and fight for ISIS.

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Cameron Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

5 hours 27 min ago

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was abhorrent that British citizens declared their allegiance to groups like ISIS. He said new rules would allow police to seize passports of suspected militants.

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Despite Risks, Municipal Workers Stay On The Job In Donetsk

5 hours 27 min ago

Despite the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-supported separatists, some aspects of daily life continue. In rebel-held Donetsk, many city services are still functioning.

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