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Canadians Have A Right To Assisted Suicide, High Court Says

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:53am

The Canadian Supreme Court said the existing ban denies people the right "to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care" and leaves them "to endure intolerable suffering."

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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:53am

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."

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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:34am

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.

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Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:25am

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

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Officials Predict More Measles Cases After 5 Babies Are Diagnosed In Illinois

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:54am

Because the Chicago-area patients are all under a year old, they can't be vaccinated. Saying that more cases are likely, a Cook County health official warns, "The cat is out of the bag."

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How Does Envy Help Us Better Understand Ourselves?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Parul Sehgal, an editor at The New York Times Book Review, says as dangerous as envy can be, it can teach us a lot about who we are and what we really want.

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Why Should We Treat Violence Like A Contagious Disease?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

While looking at the problem of gun violence, Dr. Gary Slutkin wondered — what if it could be treated like a communicable disease? His program, Cure Violence, aims to do just that, with real results.

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What's The Antidote To Political Apathy?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Activist Dave Meslin says even though we're apathetic about local politics, we're hardly sloths.

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What Does Losing To A Computer Tell Us About Pride?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Ken Jennings has made a career of being the know-it-all. But then he challenged a supercomputer, Watson — and lost. Jennings explains how it felt to have a computer beat him and crush his pride.

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How Should We Distribute Our Wealth?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy with several houses, but is he greedy? He argues that an increase in minimum wage would be good for everyone.

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How Did An Obese City Lose A Million Pounds?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett explains how his city sidestepped gluttony and collectively dropped one million pounds.

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What Did Cavemen Think About Lust?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Christopher Ryan says that human beings are sexual omnivores and hopes that a better understanding of sexual fidelity may end discrimination, shame and unrealistic expectations.

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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:38am

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Empire' And The Importance Of Different Voices

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:37am

This week, our friends Tanya Ballard Brown and Gene Demby join us to talk about Fox's hit show Empire and to follow up on a recent public discussion of the need for diverse radio voices.

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Top Stories: Jordan Strikes ISIS; Taiwan Reviews Plane Crash

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:10am

Also: France and Germany's leaders will go to Moscow to discuss the Ukrainian crisis; a powerful storm is descending on the West Coast; and a virus has killed four giant pandas in China.

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Pilots Of Doomed Taipei Flight Faced Problems With Both Engines

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:46am

Investigators say the turboprop plane's right engine lost thrust 37 seconds into the flight, and that the left one failed to restart not long afterwards.

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Zimbabwe President's Red Carpet Stumble Goes Viral

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:04am

Twitter users had a field day posting photoshopped images of Robert Mugabe with the hashtag #MugabeFalls.

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College Students Warned Of Missing Snake

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:57am

Staff and students at Castleston State College in Vermont were emailed this week about a missing Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor. But don't worry, the email said, the snake only eats mice.

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Jordan Strikes At ISIS; Obama Said To Be Preparing To Request War Powers

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:50am

Repeated airstrikes on the self-described Islamic State are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the extremist group's brutal killing of a captured pilot, Jordan's foreign minister says.

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