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6:02am

Fri December 19, 2014
Europe

Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

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4:22am

Fri December 19, 2014
Sports

Michael Jordan Sneakers Sell For More Than $33,000 At Auction

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:22 am

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3:03am

Fri December 19, 2014
Your Money

When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 8:32 am

Keith Herie is swamped in debt from medical issues he and his wife encountered starting about a decade ago. Heartland hospital is seizing 10 percent of his paycheck and 25 percent of his wife's wages, and has placed a lien on their home.
Steve Hebert for ProPublica

On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Mo., lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of modern brick and glass buildings. Everyone in town knows Heartland Regional Medical Center — many residents gave birth to their children here. Many rush here when they get hurt or sick.

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3:02am

Fri December 19, 2014
NPR Story

Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:22 am

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3:02am

Fri December 19, 2014
Around the Nation

Transparency Vs. Privacy: What To Do With Police Camera Videos?

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:22 am

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3:02am

Fri December 19, 2014
NPR Story

Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:22 am

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5:24am

Thu December 18, 2014
World

Correct Name Gets Canadian Woman A Free European Trip

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:31 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

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5:24am

Thu December 18, 2014
Around the Nation

Santa Pays An Early Visit To Cape Cod Eateries

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:31 am

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5:24am

Thu December 18, 2014
Afghanistan

Fight Against Corruption In Afghanistan Press On

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:31 am

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3:11am

Thu December 18, 2014
NPR Story

Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

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3:11am

Thu December 18, 2014
NPR Story

S.C. Judge Rules 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

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3:11am

Thu December 18, 2014
NPR Story

Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:31 am

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OK, that report came to us from NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, and she's on the line with us still this morning. Hi, Lourdes.

LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Hi.

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3:11am

Thu December 18, 2014
NPR Story

Citing Health, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:31 am

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The state of New York has banned fracking. After six years of study, the state says there are too many health and environmental questions involved in the controversial drilling method. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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8:51am

Wed December 17, 2014
U.S.

Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:29 am

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5:53am

Wed December 17, 2014
Animals

Stray Cat In Russia Feasts On Fish

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:29 am

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4:58am

Wed December 17, 2014
Europe

AP Photographer Snaps Engagement Photo

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:29 am

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3:04am

Wed December 17, 2014
NPR Story

Senate Adjourns, GOP To Take Over In January

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:29 am

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The 113th Congress has officially come to a close. The Senate adjourned late last night after passing a bill to extend tax breaks and confirming a slew of nominations. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.

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3:04am

Wed December 17, 2014
Shots - Health News

Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 2:27 pm

Sandra Lopez (left) and her dog, Coco, greet hospice nurse Heather Meyerend last fall. In the weeks before Lopez died, Meyerend stopped by weekly to check her physical health, pain levels and medications.
Amy Pearl WNYC

Sandra Lopez and her Chihuahua, Coco, were inseparable. He followed her everywhere, and kept Lopez's mood up when she was in pain — which was often.

On Oct. 15, 2014, Lopez died at age 49 of melanoma that had slowly spread throughout her body over the course of two years.

Lopez was in and out of the hospital in 2014, but during the months she was home, a hospice nurse from the Metropolitan Jewish Health System visited once a week to help manage the pain, backed up by a 24-hour, nurse-staffed phone line that Lopez called often.

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3:04am

Wed December 17, 2014
NPR Story

DOJ Intervention May Help Conn. Police Regain Community's Trust

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:29 am

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3:04am

Wed December 17, 2014
NPR Story

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 7:15 pm

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