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Even Mild Strokes Take A Toll On Quality Of Life

Doctors know who's had a stroke, but they often know a lot less about those people's quality of life afterward. A study of the long-term effects finds that even people with very mild strokes report declines in their quality of life. Anxiety about another stroke and the need for ongoing medical care are two factors.

Like The GOP, Boehner's Ohio Buddies Split On His Leadership

Some say they like how the House speaker has stiffened his spine in his dealings with the White House and Senate Democrats. Others think he's boxed himself into a corner.

Sweet. Tart. Crunchy: How To Engineer A Better Apple

Over the past six years, an estimated 130 new apple varieties have hit markets around the globe. And behind every crisp, tasty bite, there's a world of plant breeding — and decades of painful trial and error.

Shinseki: Shutdown Means Veterans Will Not Get Benefits

The veterans affairs secretary warns that about 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the stalemate continues,

President Obama's 'It's Good To Be The King' Moment

The nomination of Janet Yellen as the most powerful central banker in the world symbolized President Obama's advantages in the current standoff with House Republicans and John Boehner, their titular leader.

NYPD Officer Charged In Connection With Videotaped Biker Attack

Investigators say undercover and off-duty officer Wojciech Braszczok was part of a motorcycle group that attacked the driver of an SUV.

How The Shutdown Is Hurting The Housing Market

A variety of government agencies — some all but shut down at the moment — play a large role in real estate. So far, their absence from the game is causing more inconvenience than real problems. But soon the effects on housing and the broader economy could become pronounced.

Janet Yellen's Resume Makes Us All Feel Like 'Slackers'

Janet Yellen is being nominated as the new Federal Reserve chief. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax talks about what this news means.

Yuppie Condos Destroying Chinatowns?

Big city Chinatowns have long been a haven for Chinese immigrants. But a new report finds that Asian-Americans are leaving Chinatowns as luxury buildings attract wealthier, white residents. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with the report's author Bethany Li of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Property Taxes May Cause Slaves' Descendants To Lose Homes

Sapelo Island, off the coast of Georgia, has been home to generations of African-Americans since their ancestors were freed from slavery. Now, they might be losing their homes as growing property values send tax bills through the roof. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sapelo Island resident Cornelia Walker Bailey about the situation.