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The 'Morning After' Pill: How It Works And Who Uses It

Access to emergency contraception has swirled at the center of a recent flurry of debate over insurance coverage. The most popular brand, Plan B, is a pill women can take if their birth control fails or they forget to use it. Today, about 10 percent of sexually active women say they've used Plan B.
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For Reporter, Cruise Ship Disaster Is A Local Story

The cruise ship disaster off Italy's Tuscan coast still poses a threat to the pristine waters and idyllic islands. The local residents and frequent visitors are upset — and they include NPR reporter Sylvia Poggioli.
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Standing In Defense Of Diet Coke

Living abroad helped me to see just how obsessed we are in the U.S. about giving each other tips about what not to put in our mouths.
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Week In Politics: Unemployment Rate, Primaries

Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the new unemployment figures and the presidential primary race.
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In Matchup Of Beer And Cheese, Everybody Wins — With A Good Coach

Nothing classes up a Super Bowl party as effortlessly as some high-quality cheese. And nothing goes better with cheese than beer, says brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He shares a list of beers and cheeses that taste great together.
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Operator, Can You Help Me Call The Love Of My Life?

Peter and Jacqueline Headen's courtship story is one of ups and downs — spanning one war, three countries and four decades. It all started in 1958, at a roller-skating rink on the Indian Head naval base in Maryland.
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After Mitt Romney's Decisive Victory, What Will Newt Gingrich Do?

Though Gingrich vowed to take the campaign into the summer, analysts say after his Florida loss, he might have to recalibrate.
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Romney Rules In First Mega-State, But Warning Flags Fly Over Florida Results

ANALYSIS: Despite a sweeping victory, it was not all sweetness and light for Mitt Romney in the Sunshine State. Lacking a hero, many conservatives may have stayed home. Turnout this year was down from the primary of 2008 by 10 percentage points, more than 280,000 votes.

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