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After A Polyp Is Found, Patients May Have To Chip In For Colonoscopies

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:00am

While the federal health law made insurers cover the full cost of screening colonoscopies, consumers with a history of polyps who need more frequent tests may have to pick up some costs.

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Serial Killer Who Worked As Gardener Buried Remains In Planters, Toronto Police Say

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:52am

Authorities say Bruce McArthur is responsible for the murders of least five men. Remains of at least one of them have been found buried at the bottom of a garden planter.

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ER Use Goes Down As Hospital Program Pays Homeless People's Rent

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

For the last two years, the University of Illinois has been trying an unconventional treatment for homeless "super-user" patients at emergency rooms: it finds them a place to live.

Kenya Opposition Presidential Candidate Refuses To Give Up

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Raila Odinga lost two elections, but he says there was fraud. To protest, he's holding his own swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. The government refuses to allow broadcasters to show the event on TV.

U.S. Military Auditor Suggests The Afghan War Is Still At A Stalemate

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghan Reconstruction, about his latest report. It suggests that the war is still at a stalemate, with signs of continued decline in Afghan government control.

German Automakers Tested Emissions On Live Subjects

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The automakers acknowledged they used a research institute whose tests exposed monkeys and people to toxic diesel fumes. This follows various emissions cheating scandals, most notably involving VW.

Sen. Sanders Wants Trump To Apologize For Trying To Divide The Nation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, about what he hopes to hear in President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Examining The State Of The Nation's Politics

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

As President Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, we examine the state of the country's politics: more divided than ever, but also more engaged.

After Relentless Criticism From Trump, McCabe Steps Down

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepped down Monday as the bureau's No. 2 official. McCabe presided over the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the Russia probe.

Indians To Remove Controversial Logo From Its Uniforms

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

After decades of controversy, the Cleveland Indians will remove the "Chief Wahoo" logo from its baseball uniforms in 2019. The logo is revered by some fans and considered offensive by many others.

Will State Of The Union Speech Answer Where Trump's Trade Policies Stand?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Business owners and workers will listen to the State of the Union for clues about the policy. Trump has suggested the U.S. might rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and delay a NAFTA decision.

Students, Alumni Watch As Michigan State Tries To Restore Its Reputation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The university grapples with the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal that's left students, faculty, alumni and donors wondering what's next, and bracing for civil suits against the school.

Trump Expected To Strike An Optimistic Tone In State Of The Union Speech

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Tuesday night, President Trump's State of the Union address is expected to stress the economic growth that the United States has experienced in the last year.

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