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Potential Treatment For Snakebites Leads To A Paralyzing Test

Many people who die of venomous snakebites never make it to a hospital. A San Francisco doctor came up with what he thinks may be a workaround to save those lives. But he had to test it first.
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Should Military Chaplains Have To Believe In God?

An Oxford-trained theologian named Jason Heap, who doesn't believe in God, wants to become the first humanist chaplain in the U.S. Navy. The Navy won't yet allow it, even though 13,000 active duty service men and women identify as atheists or agnostics.
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Nurse Charged With Assisting In Her Father's Death

A Philadelphia woman who allegedly gave her 93-year-old father a vial of morphine is facing prosecution in Pennsylvania. Most state laws prohibit assisted suicide, but prosecutions are becoming increasingly rare.
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As Summer Recess Looms, Congress Remains Inactive

The last week before the long summer recess is usually crunchtime for Congress, but that hasn't been the case for the 113th. New York Times correspondent Jonathan Weisman joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to discuss why this Congress has passed so few laws.
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Texas Author John Graves Dies At 92; Wrote 'Goodbye To A River'

His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' 1960 memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in his youth. The book "was quickly recognized as a classic," NPR member station KERA reports.
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Weekly Innovation: A Better Travel Neck Pillow

It's called the Nap Anywhere, and the doctor who invented it promises it's far more comfortable — and easier to pack — than the standard inflatable U-shaped travel pillow you know well.
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U.S. Declassifies Documents About Surveillance Programs

The most significant document details the safeguards the government must adhere to when sifting through data.
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Announcer-Free TV? Detroit's Baseball Fans Say Yes, Please

The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.
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On The Eve Of Gay Marriage, Not All Of Minnesota Is Ready

Minnesota's first same-sex weddings will be performed just after midnight on Thursday. Outside the big cities, much of the state remains opposed to the whole idea.
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More Moms Are Breast-Feeding, But Many Babies Still Miss Out

Mothers are breast-feeding longer, according to a new federal report. But many moms don't get help learning how to breast-feed, and hospitals sabotage their efforts by giving healthy babies formula and giving parents free formula samples.

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