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Strange News
6:46 am
Mon March 9, 2015

2 Americans Find Trouble In Rome

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:20 am

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Strange News
6:40 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Collared At The Airport: A 4-Legged Stowaway

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:20 am

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Middle East
5:52 am
Mon March 9, 2015

App Aims To Track Engrained Corruption In Lebanon

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:20 am

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Politics
5:52 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Politics Roundup: From Iowa To Hillary Clinton's Email Account

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Mon March 9, 2015

How Do You Get People To Work Harder? Keep The Reward A Secret

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:20 am

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Mon March 9, 2015

More Snakes Added To U.S. Banned Species List

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 12:56 pm

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Speeding Up Yeast's Evolution And What It Says About Cancer

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 10:10 am

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Europe
6:24 am
Fri March 6, 2015

German Nightclubs Try Out Urine-Repellent Paint

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:40 am

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Around the Nation
6:17 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Families Stage 'Sled-In' Protests On Capitol Hill

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:40 am

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Europe
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Will Greece's New Government Help The Muslim Minority Integrate?

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 11:14 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Hockey Great Slava Fetisov Featured In 'Red Army' Documentary

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:40 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:40 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Being Unoriginal Is Not The Biggest Problem For 'Chappie'

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 2:52 pm

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The director of the acclaimed sci-fi hit "District 9" is now out with a sci-fi thriller called "Chappie." Here's film critic Kenneth Turan.

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Around the Nation
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Jeremy Lewis lost his left arm during a work-related incident while working at a poultry plant in Alabama. The state has the nation's lowest workers' compensation benefits for amputations and sent Lewis into just the kind of downward spiral workers' comp was intended to prevent.
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Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 2:37 pm

At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25.

The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children's names.

Their injuries, suffered on the job at Southern industrial plants, were remarkably similar, too. Each man lost a portion of his left arm in a machinery accident.

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NPR News Investigations
10:17 am
Thu March 5, 2015

'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further

Joel Ramirez climbs back into his wheelchair with the help of Francisco Guardado, a home health aide, at his home in Rialto, Calif. Ramirez was paralyzed from the waist down in 2009 when a 900-pound crate fell on him at a warehouse. Changes to California workers' compensation laws have impacted his quality of care.
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Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 2:38 pm

Workers injured on the job are supposed to get guaranteed medical care and money to live on. Employers and their insurance companies pay for that.

And in return, employers don't get sued for workplace accidents. But this "grand bargain," as it's called, in workers' compensation, seems to be unraveling.

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History
10:10 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Billionaire's Research Team Discovers Japanese World War II Battleship

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Around the Nation
7:15 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Ohio House Votes To Make 'Hang On Sloopy' State's Rock Song

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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World
7:06 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Canadians Told To Stop Drawing Spock On $5

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Thu March 5, 2015

U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Thu March 5, 2015

As Economy Improves, Wages Remain Stagnant

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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