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Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day

NPR remembers Julian Koenig, the longtime adman who coined some of the catchiest phrases in the business and named Earth Day.
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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Lighting up in casinos is off-limits, too. The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.
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Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.
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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.
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Closing Arguments Begin In AIG Bailout Case

Closing arguments begin Wednesday in the American International Group bailout case. AIG shareholders claim the government overstepped its authority when it seized the company in a financial rescue.
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California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Less than a week after union members in LA overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to make small theaters pay their performers minimum wage, Actors' Equity decided to go ahead and implement it anyway. Many say the move could force many 99-seat theaters in LA to close.
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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full time with his elderly mother.
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Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.
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Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.

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