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Toronto Infertility Clinic Offers Controversial Treatment

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:43am

The technique claims to "recharge the batteries" in a woman's eggs using mitochondria from other cells extracted from her ovaries. The clinic's first births are due soon, though other doctors worry.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:08pm

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays Joe Henderson And More

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 9:24pm

This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:40pm

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:37pm

Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.

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American Ambassador Attacked In South Korea

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:31pm

State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf said they don't yet know the motivation for the attack on Mark Lippert. The injuries, Harf said, are not life threatening.

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House Benghazi Committee Issues Subpoena For Clinton Emails

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:18pm

This week, news emerged that Hillary Clinton used a personal email address during her time as secretary of state. The committee has also directed Internet firms to protect documents.

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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:11pm

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:54pm

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.

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How To Help Children Orphaned By Ebola

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:36pm

More than 16,000 children have lost a parent to Ebola. Almost all of these children have found a home with a relative, but they still lack basic needs, such as food and clothes for school.

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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:28pm

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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Episode 517: The Fastest Growing, Least Popular Airline In America

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:27pm

Spirit Airlines is one of America's fastest-growing airlines. It's also among the least popular airlines in America. How can one airline be both things at once?

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Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:27pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens With Admission Of Guilt

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:17pm

Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Both the defense and prosecution agree Tsarnaev is guilty, but they differ on why he did it.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:38pm

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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A Snowshoe Trek From An Adirondack Mountain Summit

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

It's been a bitter cold month in the Northeast. This audio postcard is from a snowshoe trip to New York's Adirondack Mountains, on a day so frigid that the trees were cracking and popping.

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Monarch Butterfly Population Rejuvenated After Last Year's Record Low

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

Monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico, and conservationists are applauding the country's crack down on illegal loggers who contributed to habitat loss and decline of the species. Now they are turning their attention to the U.S. to help save the migratory insect.

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Archaeologists Use Moles To Solve Mysteries Of Middle Ages' Fort

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

Danish archaeologists have recruited moles to help them dig. By sifting through molehills, they're able to map the location of the fort's buildings buried underground.

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In LA, Clearing A Backlog Of Aging Instruments

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.

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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.

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