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Shots - Health News
9:37 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas.
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Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 7:24 am

Texans on both sides of the abortion issue are taking stock after the U.S. Supreme Court intervened in a lawsuit over a state law that would require clinics that provide abortion services to conform to standards for ambulatory surgery centers.

The court issued an order late Tuesday saying 13 Texas clinics that had to close can reopen their doors for now.

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Builder Constructs Home On Wrong Lot

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:32 am

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Restaurant Dedicated To Mac And Cheese Opens In Los Angeles

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:32 am

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NPR Story
5:28 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:32 am

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And now this - the Kansas City Royals still have not lost a playoff baseball game since 1985. Of course, for 28 consecutive seasons since that World Series victory in '85, they did not have any post-season games at all.

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4:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Justice Department's Civil Rights Division To Get Interim Leader

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:32 am

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President Obama has filled a politically sensitive job at the Justice Department.

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When the department examines voter ID laws the job falls to its civil rights division.

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4:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:32 am

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This almost never happens; President Obama has canceled travel plans. He famously holds to his schedule while managing urgent news, but he will stay in Washington, we're told, to oversee the response to Ebola.

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Race
4:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:32 am

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Book News & Features
7:59 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

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Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 1:18 pm

The National Book Awards shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition by Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of Miami Book Fair International and former president of the American Booksellers Association. Read more about each of the finalists below.

Media
6:17 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 1:18 pm

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Around the Nation
6:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

113-Year-Old Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 1:18 pm

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