4:21pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Around the Nation

Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

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4:21pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Politics

Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

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4:17pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Bioethicist Peter Singer argues that, under certain circumstances, people should have the right to die at a time of their choosing.
Samuel La Hoz Intelligence Squared U.S.

Since Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill in 1997, more than 700 people have taken their lives with prescribed medication — including Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with an incurable brain tumor, who ended her life earlier this month.

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3:51pm

Thu November 20, 2014
The Two-Way

White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

The White House acknowledged today that it overreported the number of signups under the Affordable Care Act by nearly 400,000 people.

Some people with separate medical and dental plans were counted twice, leading the administration to state erroneously that more than 7 million had enrolled in coverage under ACA, instead of the correct figure of about 6.7 million.

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3:24pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Politics

Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 7:22 am

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3:24pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

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3:24pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Remembrances

Director Mike Nichols Remembered As A Comedian, Raconteur, Charmer

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

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3:24pm

Thu November 20, 2014
Planet Money

How To Catch A Cattle Thief

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

Chief Agent Jerry Flowers' says good guys "wear white hats."
Nick Oxford for NPR

On Sept. 9, BJ Holloway's life savings were stolen. Six cows worth about $10,000 were taken in the dead of the night from his land in Spencer, Okla.

BJ started raising cows when he was just a teenager. His parents gave him the first two, and he raised those until they had calves he could sell off to buy some more. Over the years, he kept doing that, breeding the cows and selling off the little ones. Raising cows is a business for BJ, and all of his savings are wrapped up in them, which made the theft of the cows absolutely devastating.

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3:12pm

Thu November 20, 2014
The Two-Way

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Courtesy of Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.

Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the bad posture can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the upper spine — sometimes for several hours a day, depending on how often people look at their devices.

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3:08pm

Thu November 20, 2014
NPR Ed

Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 7:53 pm

LA Johnson/NPR

Right now, at preschool programs around the country, teachers are tapping infinite reserves of patience to keep the peace among children at various stages of development and need. They're also providing meals, wiping noses and delivering a curriculum in math and reading that will get the kids ready for school.

And there are hugs. Lots of hugs.

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