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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

—Leo C. Rosten


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Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:53:35 -0400 
    Although an increasing number of U.S. hospitals and other birthing centers now encourage women to breast-feed and teach them how, other common practices by staff hinder moms from sticking with it.

Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:03:00 -0400 
    One-third of women who froze ovarian tissue before undergoing cancer treatment and later had it transplanted back ended up having babies, according to a study of women in Denmark.

Attorney General Lynch: 'Out Of Tension Comes Opportunity' 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:18:00 -0400 
    When she visited Baltimore amid unrest, Lynch said heard the same thing from police and young people — that they love their city and want to make it better.

New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:16:00 -0400 
    A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.

How A Taste For Chinese Tea Minted America's First Millionaires 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:49:00 -0400 
    China and its trade practices are often blamed for U.S. economic woes. But once upon a time, it was the tea trade with China that created American magnates — with some catastrophic consequences.

How Will The New Crop Of First-Time Voters Lean In 2016? 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:28:00 -0400 
    The "kids" who came of age during the Obama years are all grown up and are getting their first chance to vote for president. What issues are influencing this new batch of voters?

Unregulated Fantasy Sports Industry Rocked By Insider Trading Scandal 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:28:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with John Ourand of Sports Business Daily about the scandal in the multi-billion dollar industry of fantasy sports after two major companies were accused of insider trading.

Rep. Sandy Levin: Fight Over Pacific Trade Deal Is About Setting Standards 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:28:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin, ranking minority member of the Ways and Means Committee, who monitored Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and advocated changes to the deal.

Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:26:00 -0400 
    The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without not just its costumes and scores but its building.

3 Questions With The Guy Who Hates Renoir 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:04:00 -0400 
    Max Geller led a small crowd in protest of the fact that paintings by renowned French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir hang in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Inside The Message Machine That Could Make Politicians More Persuasive 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:45:00 -0400 
    A political scientist identified optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the health care act. He says the tool could someday make it easier to sharpen political messages.

U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Says Kunduz Hospital 'Mistakenly Struck' 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:22:14 -0400 
    At the first Congressional hearing on the fighting in Afghanistan since a U.S. plane fired on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the top U.S. commander is in the hot seat. Gen. John Campbell is expected to face questions Tuesday about why the hospital was targeted, as the White House mulls keeping a residual force of up to 5,000 in Afghanistan beyond 2016.

FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:22:00 -0400 
    The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.

Oregon Officials Replace Human Lookouts With Cameras To Spot Wildfires 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:22:00 -0400 
    Maintaining a fire tower lookout can be costly for wildfire agencies, but in the West, many towers are still staffed by seasonal employees. Now the Oregon Department of Forestry is phasing out human lookouts in exchange for highly sensitive cameras. These cameras have the potential to change the way fire departments detect fire nationwide.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs End Of Life Option Act 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:22:00 -0400 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Christy O'Donnell, a former LAPD detective who became an advocate for the right-to-die law after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
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