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Combatting Domestic Violence: One Size Doesn't Fit All

The numbers are disturbingly high: 1 in 3 women in America will experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Michelle Kaminsky, a bureau chief in Brooklyn's Domestic Violence Bureau and Oliver Williams, Co-Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, about the state of domestic violence in the U.S.
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Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Executions And Mental Disability

The standard by which a felon is judged to be mentally competent to face execution will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court agreed Monday to hear a case involving a Florida man convicted of a 1978 murder; he has an IQ that's close to the state threshold.
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The Mist And Mystique Of Dry Ice

Dry ice has popped out of bottles, dropped into hurricanes and slithered across many a haunted house floor. As we know after recent events, when sealed in a container, it can create an impressive airport hullabaloo. Here's a short history of the chemical character, at once troubled and sublime.
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Monday Morning Political Mix

President Obama with Rose Garden appearance looks for major reset of problem-plagued rollout of his signature health care legislation
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Cheney Says He Couldn't Overrule Doctors Who Declared Him Fit

On 60 Minutes, the former vice president says that even though by mid-2000 he had already suffered three heart attacks and would soon suffer a fourth, "there's no question" he was "up to the task." So he didn't raise any concerns when doctors cleared him.
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Ranchers Wonder If U.S. Sheep Industry Has Bottomed Out

Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in the U.S. has been cut in half. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II. Consumers are eating less lamb and wearing less wool these days. Those trends have left ranchers to wonder: When are we going to hit bottom?
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Turning A Page Inside A Rural One-Room Library

In a sleepy town in the Ozarks, population 300, one woman is trying to turn the local public library into a hub for learning. She's one of thousands of librarians around the country working to bring a sense of community to isolated areas.
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Should Severe Premenstrual Symptoms Be A Mental Disorder?

Earlier this year premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, became a recognized mental disorder. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea. Some researchers worry that medicalizing this unrelenting form of PMS could be used against women, even though only a small percentage of women meet the criteria.
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Enrollments For The Health Care Exchanges Trickle In, Slowly

The Obama administration projected that within the first month of open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, half a million individuals or families would sign up. Nearly three weeks in, the actual number of enrollments looks to be much smaller. Technical issues have been a big factor.
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Air The StoryCorps Theme, Cue The Tears

At its core, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says, the project is about letting people know their lives matter and won't be forgotten. The result often means that listeners have a good cry on their way to work. As the oral history project marks its 10th anniversary, NPR will be revisiting some of your favorite stories.

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