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After Equifax Hack, Calls For Big Changes In Credit Reporting Industry

10/18/2017
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The largest known theft of Social Security numbers in history has lawmakers, law enforcement and identity theft victims angry. They're calling for better security and other changes in the system.

Duration: 00:04:40


The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

10/17/2017
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On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.

Duration: 00:03:48


After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

10/16/2017
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Alaska is a leader in microgrids since its remote communities have had to power themselves for decades.

Duration: 00:03:37


Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

10/14/2017
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For decades, Johnny Fox has been a beloved figure at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Even as he battles serious health problems, Fox is back on stage this fall, thanks to support from friends.

Duration: 00:02:19


FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

10/12/2017
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After many setbacks for genetic therapies, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of the first gene treatment for an inherited form of blindness.

Duration: 00:03:46


Giving Birth Is Hard Enough — Now Try It In The Middle Of A Wildfire

10/11/2017
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Wildfires that spread quickly in Northern California meant that hospitals had to evacuate on the fly. One woman in the middle of childbirth tells her story.

Duration: 00:03:07


In 'Florida Project,' A First-Time Actress Plays A Single Mom Doing Her Best

10/8/2017
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Bria Vinaite landed the role after director Sean Baker discovered her on Instagram. "It was my first time reading a script," she says, "and it made me cry the first time I read it."

Duration: 00:08:19


Vice President Mike Pence Pays Respect To Victims Of Las Vegas Massacre

10/7/2017
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Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to Las Vegas, nearly a week after a gunman opened fire, killing 58 and wounding nearly 500.

Duration: 00:03:50


Trump Guts Requirement That Employer Health Plans Pay For Birth Control

10/6/2017
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With a new regulation, the administration will allow any company or nonprofit group to refuse to cover contraception by claiming a religious or moral exemption to the federal health law.

Duration: 00:02:55


Some Republicans, NRA Open To Bump Stocks Regulation

10/5/2017
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Some Congressional Republicans are sounding open to the idea of legislation to restrict bump stocks, devices possessed by the Las Vegas shooter that convert a weapon to fire in an automatic fashion.

Duration: 00:03:55


Parents Lobby States To Expand Newborn Screening Test For Rare Brain Disorder

10/4/2017
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There's a genetic test for ALD, the inherited disorder portrayed in the movie Lorenzo's Oil, and the federal government recommends it for all newborns. But only a handful of states offer it routinely.

Duration: 00:04:33


What Is, And Isn't, Considered Domestic Terrorism

10/2/2017
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The Las Vegas shooting has again raised questions about domestic terrorism. The Patriot Act provides a definition, but because there are no actual criminal charges, some prefer not to use the term.

Duration: 00:03:37


Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

9/29/2017
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It's not against the law for politicians to consider politics when they're redrawing districts, but the situation in Wisconsin is particularly aggressive.

Duration: 00:08:48


Russia Continues To Use Social Media To Influence Public Opinion In The U.S.

9/28/2017
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Congressional investigators are continuing to talk with social media companies about what is known about the role Russian bots played in last November's election and how to prevent the next onslaught.

Duration: 00:03:23


'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage

9/27/2017
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Some growers say that President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric has made a chronic worker shortage even worse.

Duration: 00:06:07


Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless

9/25/2017
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In Cataño, near San Juan, the storm left hundreds living in a shelter where conditions are becoming increasingly dire.

Duration: 00:03:49


Sen. John McCain Says He Wants A Bipartisan Effort To Overhaul Health Care

9/22/2017
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After Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Alison Kodjak about where things stand.

Duration: 00:03:54


How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

9/21/2017
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Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of the president's more controversial initiatives and could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

Duration: 00:03:48


Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

9/20/2017
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Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA.

Duration: 00:03:45


In Chicago, More Often Than Any U.S. City, Shooters are Teens

9/19/2017
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In Chicago, more than anywhere else in the country, shooters are more likely to be young people. WBEZ's Patrick Smith talks with two young men from Chicago about what drew them into gangs.

Duration: 00:08:11

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