Shots - Health Blog
12:33 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

For Best Toilet Health: Squat Or Sit?

A contractor designed the Squatty Potty to help his mother get closer to the squatting position on the john.
Courtesy of Squatty Potty

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 2:50 pm

We at Shots don't shy away from talking about poop, as Michaeleen Doucleff demonstrated last month with her post on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's investment in fake feces.

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News
12:31 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Arson Fire Damages Two Homes

Columbus Fire officials say a vacant house fire on the west side is a case of arson.

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News
12:30 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

No Arrests Made In Teen's Shooting

Columbus Police are searching for suspects in last night's shooting and wounding of a 15-year-old boy.

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News
12:29 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Columbus Woman Dies While Whitewater Rafting

New York State Police say a whitewater rafting guide was drunk when a Columbus woman fell out of his raft and drowned during an outing on a river in the Adirondacks Thursday morning.

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News
12:27 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

CDC Report On Swine Flu

The Centers for Disease Control says more than two-thirds of those hospitalized after contracting the swine flu virus at county fairs were from Ohio.

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News
12:25 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Ceremony To Honor Fallen Servicemembers

Nearly a century after they died when their floating lighthouse sank in Lake Erie during a violent storm, six American servicemen are being honored by a Canadian community.

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News
12:23 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Convicted Serial Killer Seeks New Trial

The Cleveland man sentenced to death for killing 11 women whose remains were found in and around his home wants his conviction overturned.

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Business
12:12 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Bank Of America To Pay $2.43 Billion In Settlement

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with more fallout from the financial crisis.

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The Two-Way
12:03 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

No Evidence Yet Of Jimmy Hoffa Under That Michigan Driveway

In Roseville, Mich., officials carry away a soil sample taken from under a driveway where a tipster says a body was buried decades ago — raising speculation that it might be Jimmy Hoffa.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

So far, at least, the dirt beneath a driveway in Roseville, Mich., isn't turning up any sign that former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa was buried there 37 years ago.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
12:03 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

It's All Politics, Sept. 27, 2012

Tony Dejak AP

Less than six weeks to go and President Obama seems to have opened up a lead in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida. Aside from poor economic numbers and worsening international events, Mitt Romney's best hope lies in the debates, which begin next week. Also to no one's surprise — and Sen. Claire McCaskill's delight — Todd Akin stays in the Missouri Senate race.

Join NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin for the latest political news in this week's roundup.

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