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Dollar General Makes $9.7 Billion Bid For Family Dollar

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:35pm

The offer from Dollar General tops an earlier bid from another dollar store, Dollar Tree, for the same company last month.

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Colorado Ad Cautions Kids About Marijuana

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:25pm

A new ad campaign in Colorado is aimed at teens who are - or may be thinking about - using pot.

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Medicare Patients Often See Nurses Instead Of Doctors For Skin Problems

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:22pm

Among the more than 4 million procedures for which office-based nurse practitioners and physician assistants independently billed Medicare in 2012, more than half were for dermatological surgeries.

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NH Governor Declares Emergency Over Drug Called 'Spice'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:20pm

The synthetic marijuana substance is sold in convenience stores and gas stations, and state authorities are looking at how to ban it.

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Week In Politics: Texas Gov. Perry In Hot Water, Clinton’s Pricey Speaking Perks

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:12pm

NPR's Charlie Mahtesian joins us from Washington to discuss the week ahead in politics.

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Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:11pm

Two New England towns dominated the world's ivory market from 1840 to 1940 — transforming imported tusks from African elephants into piano keys and combs. Today's residents grapple with a dark past.

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Autopsy Shows Teen Repeatedly Shot; National Guard Troops Sent To Ferguson

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:06pm

A forensic pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown says the unarmed teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

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A Summer Post Card From The Falmouth Road Race

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:55am

The Falmouth Road Race launched the careers of some of the greatest Americans to ever lace up their running shoes.

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Fatal Attraction: Ospreys In A Bind With Baling Twine, Fishing Line

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:50am

Wildlife biologists in the northwestern U.S. are working with ranchers to keep the attractive nuisance out of the ospreys' clutches.

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More Americans Are Flocking To The South

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:40am

A New York Times interpretation of census data finds the South is seeing significant in-migration for the first time.

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Forensic Experts Discuss 6 Bullets That Hit Michael Brown

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:58am

Only one of the teenager's wounds was not survivable, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden says. The preliminary findings of his autopsy show the teenager was shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.

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4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:12am

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

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Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:04am

The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.

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Playlist: You Can Do It!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:59am

A little encouragement from the TED Radio Hour.

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Broken Teeth And Fake-umentaries: Another Shark Week Gone By

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:31am

Alastair Bland looks at the dangers to real sharks and the hazards of pseudo-documentaries as another Shark Week draws to a close.

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Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:54am

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.

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Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:41am

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.

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Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:30am

As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, was produced with the pop master Richard Swift.

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Thinking Like A Scientist Can Help Overcome Allure Of Appearances

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:26am

What can a near-encounter with poison hemlock tell us about childhood development and problems of induction? Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains.

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Book News: Ann Leckie's 'Ancillary Justice' Wins Hugo Award

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:17am

Also: the virtues of Fanny Price; notable books coming out this week.

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