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Acupuncture May Help With Nasal Allergies, Doctors Say

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:22pm

Over-the-counter remedies can help a lot if your stuffy, drippy nose is caused by allergies, new guidelines say. Acupuncture might help, too, but there's no evidence that herbal remedies do a thing.

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Less Than A Day Old, Bahrain News Channel Is Yanked Off The Air

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:12pm

The new Middle East broadcaster, Al-Arab, went on air Sunday. But it was shut down before dawn on Monday, apparently for airing an interview with an opponent of Bahrain's monarchy.

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The Super Bowl, Shark Attacks And Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:07pm

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour sit down for a chat about the game, the halftime show and the adorable, adorable puppy.

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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:03pm

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of January

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:00pm

Listen to a mix of the best house and techno cuts we heard during the first month of 2015.

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World Cafe Next: Caitlin Canty

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:57pm

The Vermont native's new album, Reckless Skyline, showcases her grittier, more rocking side.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Jumps Into Vaccine Debate

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:48pm

Amid a measles outbreak, the governor said parents need a "measure of choice" when it comes to some vaccines. His office quickly clarified that when it came to measles, "kids should be vaccinated."

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Guster On World Cafe

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:47pm

Hear the long-running Boston folk-pop band play songs from its surprising new album, Evermotion.

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Bradley Cooper: 'Sniper' Controversy Distracts From Film's Message About Vets

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:44pm

As the film's depiction of the Iraq War has come under scrutiny, Cooper, who portrays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, says the discussion is moving away from "the fact that 22 vets commit suicide each day."

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Oprah Winfrey And 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Team Up For A Series

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:33pm

One of the most powerful people in television is teaming up with a top-notch film (and TV) director to create a new series based on the novel Queen Sugar.

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Sandwich Monday: Meow Parlour

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:53pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we visit a cat cafe in New York. That's like a regular cafe, but with cats — and the people who love them.

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California Snowpack Not Showing Any Promise For Ending Drought

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:50pm

Frank Gehrke of the California Department of Water Resources discusses what he is finding in the snowpack region.

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Florida Leads Insurance Sign-Ups, Despite Political Opposition To Overhaul

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:41pm

With two weeks to go until the 2015 Obamacare enrollment deadline, Florida is ahead of even California, which has twice the population and embraced the Affordable Care Act from the start.

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What Some Malls Are Doing To Survive

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:40pm

More than two dozen shopping malls have closed since 2010, and dozens more are on the brink of failing.

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