12:20pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

When Doctors Tell Patients They Shouldn't Drive

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 1:49 pm

Fire department personnel, police officers and paramedics at the scene of a fatal collision on Highway 401 in Mississauga, Ontario, in July 2011.
Stacey Newman iStockphoto.com

In Ontario, doctors get paid $36.25 each time they warn patients who might be unfit to drive and report them to the provincial transportation department.

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11:05am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

At U.N. Myanmar Leader Praises Suu Kyi, Highlights Changes

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Myanmar President Thein Sein addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Sept. 27
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar President Thein Sein made his debut at the U.N. General Assembly today, using his speech (posted here) to enumerate the democratic reforms implemented so far during his 18 months in office.

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11:03am

Thu September 27, 2012
Sports

Gabby Douglas: I Had A Job To Do In London

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 12:54 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

It was an iconic moment, really one of those amazing Olympic moments when a brilliantly smiling Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win a gold medal in the individual all-around. People were amazed as she twisted her petite frame and flew through the air with both power and grace. It was the second gold for Douglas. She and her teammates won the team gold medal as well, and since then Gabby Douglas and the rest of the Fabulous Five have become celebrities.

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10:55am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Is This An Early 'Mona Lisa?'

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 1:41 pm

A closeup from the portrait that a Swiss foundation says is an early "Mona Lisa" by Leonard Da Vinci.
Denis Balibouse Landov
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10:43am

Thu September 27, 2012
Economy

Housing Prices Up, But Market Far From Recovered

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 12:54 pm

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, Eric LeGrand was a star college football player until a tackle left him paralyzed. We'll speak with him about his new memoir and his new life. That's in a moment.

But, first, let's turn to housing. The Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index is one of the top measures of the U.S. housing market and the latest report just out this week says prices are on the rise.

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9:34am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Search For Jimmy Hoffa Leads To Driveway Near Detroit

Jimmy Hoffa on July 24, 1975. He disappeared six days later.
Tony Spina MCT /Landov

The 37-year-old search for Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa moves to a driveway in Roseville, Mich., on Friday.

"Police will be taking soil core samples," the Detroit Free Press reports, after receiving what they say is a "credible" tip that around the time of Hoffa's 1975 disappearance someone was buried under what's now a driveway in a Roseville residential neighborhood.

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9:24am

Thu September 27, 2012
It's All Politics

2012 Gender Gap Could Be Historic, But Maybe Not For The Reason You'd Think

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 12:26 pm

Supporters of Planned Parenthood wave banners during a rally for President Obama in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, ahead of the opening of the Democratic National Convention.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

A slew of new presidential polls released this week not only confirm a long-established gender gap among voters, but also suggest that the male-female preference divide in this year's presidential contest could hit historic levels.

It may surprise that that divide appears not driven by social issues and arguments over reproductive care or choices, analysts say, but largely by the national conversation over the size of government.

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8:38am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Photos: Inside North Korea's Still-Unfinished 'Hotel Of Doom'

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 8:47 am

The Ryugyong Hotel, from the front.
Koryo Tours

Construction of the Ryugyong hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, began in 1987 — but was halted for 16 years by a lack of funds. The still-unfinished 105-story skyscraper has become something of a symbol of that nation's "thwarted ambitions," as the BBC says.

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7:59am

Thu September 27, 2012
It's All Politics

Election Day? Expert Says 35 Percent Of All Votes Could Be Cast Before Nov. 6

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 9:52 am

With voters in the swing state of Iowa today joining those in two-dozen other states who can already cast their vote for president, the surge in early voting is necessitating a change in campaign strategy, says Paul Gronke, director of the Early Voting Information Center.

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7:54am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Orders Plunge, GDP Growth Revised Down

A huge drop in demand for cars, aircraft and other transportation equipment pulled down orders for so-called durable goods in August, the Census Bureau says.

Orders fell 13.2 percent, "the largest decrease since January 2009."

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