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Dr. Wikipedia: The 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Crowd-Sourced Medicine

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:43pm

A report on health and social media finds that Wikipedia is the "single leading source of medical information" for patients and health care professionals. But not all the articles are accurate. To address that issue, Dr. Amin Azzam requires his fourth-year medical students to revise and publish medical articles on the site.

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Next Step Uncertain In Woody Allen Allegations

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:35pm

Next step uncertain in Woody Allen allegations

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Fashion Week: A Streaker, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:22pm

Fashion Week: A streaker, Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Sochi Games Expose Indian Corruption and Redemption

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:17pm

Indian luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag.

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Rap From Memphis: The Outtakes

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

We couldn't fit everything into Thursday's story about the legacy of Comin Out Hard, so here are some extras, including Eightball on touring in a rental car, MJG on Eazy-E and Yo Gotti on mentorship in the Memphis rap scene.

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People, Language And Controversy In The Headlines

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

Writer and comedian Hari Kondabolu speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about India being excluded from the Olympics, a controversial Coke commercial, and comments from Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas during the confirmation hearings for surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy.

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Lessons On Addiction And Escaping The 'Death Grip From Satan'

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

In order to understand and to mourn the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon recommends reading The Night of the Gun by David Carr.

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Justice Department Extends New Privileges To Gay Marriages

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

Attorney General Eric Holder has directed the Justice Department to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition." This means they will now have spousal privileges in federal courts. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about the policy shift and what it means for same-sex couples.

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When It Comes To Human Rights, Is Russia Moving Backward?

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

The Winter Olympics are here, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has committed massive resources to make this a shining moment for modern Russia. But for months, controversy over Russia's "anti-gay propaganda" law has loomed. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Svetlana Zakharova, an activist with the Russian LGBT Network, and Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic magazine.

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Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

Tennessee's governor has proposed to pay community college tuition for anyone who needs it. The plan is intended to help boost higher education completion rates for the state, which ranks near the bottom nationwide.

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'Philomena' And The Power Of A Quiet Film Score

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

Compared to his work on Zero Dark Thirty and the Harry Potter films, Alexandre Desplat's Oscar-nominated score is strikingly spare. The composer says the film's tragic true story, contrasted with the lightness Judi Dench brought to the title role, made it one of the hardest he's ever worked on.

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Blowing Away The Limits Of Convention

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

A Tunisian inventor has come up with a new design for wind turbines that may be cheaper and more efficient than current models. Ozy.com has this and more stories about moving beyond expectations, from HBO's True Detective to smart technology that's making us better tippers.

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In 'Poetry,' The Story Of An African-American Military Family

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

Many of Marilyn Nelson's most famous poetry collections are for children. Her latest work, How I Discovered Poetry, is a memoir about her own childhood, which was spent traveling around the country in the 1950s as the daughter of an Air Force pilot.

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Dignitaries, Family Bid Farewell To Joan Mondale

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 3:45pm

Dignitaries, family bid farewell to Joan Mondale

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Libyan Ex-Prosecutor General Assassinated

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 3:37pm

Libyan ex-prosecutor general assassinated

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Drought-Rattled California Welcomes Weekend Storm

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 2:50pm

Drought-rattled California welcomes weekend storm

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Justice Dept. Applies Same-Sex Rights To Itself

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 2:47pm

Justice Dept. applies same-sex rights to itself

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Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As 'A Message'

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 2:44pm

An admiral in charge of Iran's 'Northern Navy' said 'fleets' are already making way for Atlantic waters, but he did not say the number or type of vessels.

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Olympic Viewing: NBC's Opening Ceremony Editing

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 2:35pm

Olympic viewing: NBC's opening ceremony editing

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Prabal Gurung Show Disrupted By G-String Streaker

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 2:18pm

Prabal Gurung show disrupted by G-string streaker

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