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Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:31

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

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Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:01

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.

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Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:01

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.

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Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos

Mon, 2014-07-21 13:51

The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.

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Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos

Mon, 2014-07-21 13:51

The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.

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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

Mon, 2014-07-21 13:05

Making health decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do when you're a patient, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.

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Flight MH17: Black Boxes And Bodies Handed Over; U.N. Calls For Inquiry

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:59

In a late-night exchange, pro-Russian separatists have given what they say are Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's data recorders to Malaysian officials in eastern Ukraine.

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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:54

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:53

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.

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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:43

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

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Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:23

The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.

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Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State is solidifying its hold on the Iraqi city of Mosul. As it does so, the group is building a track record for how it actually governs. NPR's Leila Fadel offers a glimpse of what life is like under the group's rule.

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By Putting Interrogations On Tape, FBI Opens Window Into Questioning

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though.

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Israel Targets Tunnels, But Hits Elsewhere — Including Gaza Hospital

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.

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In Days After Jet's Downing, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine. To learn about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

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In Days After Jet's Crash, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner crash over Ukraine. To find out more about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

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Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.

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GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.

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Can The Egyptian Regime Still Play Peace Broker In Gaza Strife?

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:17

Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip. According to many foreign observers, Egypt must play a key role in any peace agreement between Israel and Hamas. To find out why, Robert Siegel speaks with Michele Dunne, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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