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Targeted Cancer Drugs Keep Myeloma Patients Up And Running

Thanks to drugs recently approved by the FDA, patients with the blood cell cancer multiple myeloma are living longer and without the pain. Don Wright was diagnosed 10 years ago and is currently training for his training for his 71st marathon.
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Cancer Rehab Begins To Bridge A Gap To Reach Patients

Cancer patients often have to deal with side effects from their treatments. They may need speech therapy or help rebuilding their strength. The STAR program is helping break down the barriers to rehabilitation services.
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Government Slowly Changes Approach To Whistle-Blowers

The federal government once considered whistle-blowers a nuisance, or worse. But over the past few years, that attitude has slowly started to change. More agencies have been reaching out for tips about fraud and abuse, even if digging through the stacks of complaints can present a challenge.
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Growing Resistance, Oregon Hazelnuts Battle Blight

Carefully developed breeds are overpowering Eastern filbert blight, which had threatened to crush the U.S. hazelnut industry.
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Al Roker On Being 'The Jolly Fat Person'

Al Roker won fame as the ever-smiling weatherman on NBC's Today show. But he also endured years of indignities because of his weight. That was until he had bariatric surgery, and lost more than 100 pounds. During this encore presentation, Roker talks with host Michel Martin about his experiences, and his latest book, Never Goin' Back.
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Korean Pastor Tackles Prejudice At Home

Korean-American pastor Peter Chin leads an African American church, and lives in a predominately black neighborhood. It hasn't always been easy, but in this holiday rebroadcast, Chin tells host Michel Martin how he's worked through diversity issues with his family, his congregation and himself.
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White House Outlines Plan To Give Illegal Immigrants Path To Citizenship

A draft of the plan, which was leaked to USA Today, proposes the creation of a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa for those living here illegally. But GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed the proposal, saying it was "disappointing" to those working on a solution to the issue.
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White House Warns Of Sequestration's Effects

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said the cuts would offset "pretty good" economic activity over the past few months. GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was pessimistic about a deal, while Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said the two sides would come together for an agreement.

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Loss Of Olympic Prospects A Blow To High School Wrestlers

The International Olympic Committee's decision to cut wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games came as a surprise to the quarter of a million high school wrestlers around the country. The fear is that if colleges follow suit, there might not be a future for wrestling beyond high school.

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Gun Control: The View From The NRA

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with the president of the NRA, David Keene, about gun control proposals currently being debated in Congress.

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