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The Mood In Chicago, A City Seized By Protests Over Police Shootings

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Nearly 150 world leaders are gathered in Paris for what is being billed as a last chance summit to save the planet.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports that this is the biggest diplomatic gathering in France since 1948. Eleanor filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"French foreign minister Laurent Fabius welcomed the 147 world leaders and more than 45,000 participants as he opened the UN climate conference.

"It is the first time developing nations will also commit to reducing emissions. But they will rely on funding from richer countries.

Negotiators and heads of state from nearly 200 countries are meeting for the next two weeks in Paris to craft a new treaty to slow global warming.

It's the 21st "Conference of the Parties" held by the United Nations to tackle climate change. One treaty emerged, in 1997, after the conference in Kyoto, Japan. That's no longer in effect, and in fact, the Kyoto Protocol, as it's known, didn't slow down the gradual warming of the planet.

A generation ago, a high school diploma could open doors, especially to well-paying, manufacturing jobs. But today, with technology radically reshaping the U.S. economy, many of those doors have closed. The high school diploma is as important as ever — but as a stepping stone to a higher degree, no longer as a destination.

Sixty years ago Tuesday, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. A police officer made the arrest that set off the modern civil rights movement. Today police recruits in Alabama's capital city are being schooled in that history in a course designed to eliminate bias in policing.

The ground is shaking near Cushing, Okla., home to the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America.

This little patch of prairie in northwestern Oklahoma is one of the most important places in the U.S. energy market.

Oklahoma is on track to have a record year of earthquakes — more than 5,000 have already been recorded. And those quakes appear to endanger the very industry that created them.

Kate and Scott Savett were trying to be responsible when they needed some medical care. They live about an hour north of Philadelphia with their dog, Frankie. Scott, 43, is a chemist and designs software for labs; Kate, 37, works in life insurance.

They buy their health insurance through Scott's job, and to keep their premiums affordable, they chose a high-deductible plan. They understood from the beginning that this would mean shopping carefully when they needed care, because costs can vary a lot among doctors and hospitals.

In 2015, what's American made? The U.S. is known for manufacturing — it's part of our identity, though jobs have been lost. They've gone overseas. Technology has changed the way things are made.

Nevertheless, America is still making stuff.

And in terms of jobs, the Los Angeles area is the biggest manufacturing hub in the country. There are a few reasons why. There is plenty of space here to build things like factories, and runways. That beautiful California weather? It's actually great for testing planes year round.

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WCBE Presents Moon Hooch Live From Studio A Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015 @ 2PM!

Moon Hooch will perform a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with Electric Orange Peel and Devil's Lettuce on New Year's Eve!Tune in for their cool blend of jazz, EDM and rock, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org! LISTEN HERE!
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Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

As we launch into Thanksgiving week, consider this: Research shows that feeling grateful doesn't just make you feel good. It also helps — literally helps — the heart.A positive mental attitude is good for your heart. It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of heart disease, says Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Mills specializes in disease processes and has been...
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Turning Down The Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

Remember the headlines a few weeks back, when the World Health Organization categorized red and processed meats as cancer-causing?Turns out, the techniques you use to prepare your meat seem to play into this risk.A new study published in the journal Cancer finds that high-temperature cooking methods may increase the risk of kidney cancer if you consume a lot of meat.And other studies have found that high consumption of well-done, fried or charred meats is associated with an increased risk of...
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