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For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging

Most Americans say public libraries are important to the community — but eight states don't actually support them. Texas has cut budgets drastically; in Vermont, local librarians must go hand in hand to town meetings every year. Neda Ulaby reports on the landscape of library funding across the U.S.
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You Ask, We Answer: More Of Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act

Think buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will be confusing? You're not alone. NPR listeners asked questions that have been bugging them about student status options and penalties. Julie Rovner, NPR's health policy correspondent, explains how it's going to work.
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Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

For the past decade or so, we have been waiting for the Voyager 1 spacecraft to leave the solar system. New research suggests it already has, and over a year ago.
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Cars In America: Is The Love Story Over?

America once had a love affair with the automobile. But a new study shows just how much air has been let out of those tires, and the millennial generation seems to be ambivalent toward owning cars or even acquiring driver's licenses.
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Do The Courts Have A Right To Name Your Baby?

A Tennessee judge ordered a couple to change their 7-month-old son's name from "Messiah" to "Martin," ruling that, "Messiah' is a title that is held only by Jesus Christ." Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Don Gonyea talks with Slate.com's Dahlia Lithwick about what parents can do and when courts can intervene.
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U.S. Investigators Launch Probe Of JPMorgan Chase In China

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.
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Penn State Reaches Settlement With First Of Abuse Victims

An attorney for the university says the settlement with "Victim 5" is the first of 27 that are expected to be resolved in the coming week. An attorney for "Victim 5" declined to give an exact amount for the multimillion-dollar settlement.
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What's My Real Cancer Risk? When Online Calculators Don't Compute

There's a difference between knowing your breast cancer risk and believing it. When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.
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Sister Fights To Save Her Order From Financial Collapse

In the Sunday Conversation, host Rachel Martin speaks with Sister Maxyne Schneider of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield, Mass. The order, like many around the country, is facing major financial distress as the sisters age.
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Atlanta Celebrates King's Dream

The birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. commemorates the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech with a celebration at the national historic site and at the King Center in Atlanta. It's an effort to get children and families involved the history of the movement.

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