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Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:50am

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:32am

Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:30am

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:29am

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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For Some Superstorm Sandy Victims, The Government Wants Its Money Back

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:29am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.

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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:27am

Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.

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Video Records White Deputy's Comments After Black Man's Fatal Shooting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:04am

The video shows the encounter of a black suspect with a white reserve sheriff's deputy who police said thought he had a stun gun instead of a handgun when he shot the man during an arrest in Oklahoma.

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1 Person Killed At High-Speed Disney World Racing Attraction

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:54am

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

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First Listen: Squarepusher, 'Damogen Furies'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:03pm

There's fertile middle ground between furrow-browed intensity and appreciation for the gleefully absurd, and the U.K. producer's new album finds a sweet spot right there.

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First Listen: Built To Spill, 'Untethered Moon'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:03pm

The amiably fractured rock band sounds both melancholy and sinister on its first album in six years, while maintaining a sound that's approachable and organic.

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First Listen: The Alchemist & Oh No, 'Welcome To Los Santos'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:03pm

With 16 songs and 26 vocal acts, this mixtape sprawls in many directions. But it holds together as a diverse, modern West Coast rap album, complete with heavy rock, electro and funk influences.

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First Listen: San Fermin, 'Jackrabbit'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:03pm

Some of the pretty grandiosity of the band's debut moves aside to make room for grittier energy, while Jackrabbit roots around for big ideas amid arrangements that clamor and storm.

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First Listen: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:03pm

Brittany Howard and her band develop a vision of rock, blues and Southern soul that reaches high but remains practical in its reclamation of what works.

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First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Foil Deer'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:03pm

What makes the band's second album truly crackle is the way Sadie Dupuis' words interlock with her band's barreling energy and turn-on-a-dime arrangements.

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Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 9:21pm

The former first lady, protected by Secret Service for 20 years, and the former secretary of state, who logged the most miles traveled ever, is headed to Iowa... in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.

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