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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.
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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.
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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.
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Congressman Rangel Battles For Political Survival

The New York representative runs a real risk of losing to Dominican-American rival Adriano Espaillat in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Rangel is one of the longest-serving members of Congress.
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The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

Over the summer, All Things Considered will explore what it means to be a man in America these days. Today's men have to reconcile old ideas about masculinity with new economic realities.
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Pharmaceutical Companies Accuse Hospitals Of Misusing Discounts

Drugmakers offer medicines at a bargain price to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor patients. Hospitals sometimes resell the drugs at full price and make hefty profits.
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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

In a solidly conservative state, GOP Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement has set off a heated GOP primary between two rising Republican stars. Immigration is a key issue.
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Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

A web-based program that puts Mom and Dad back in the learner's seat appears to improve their teenagers' driving performance, while getting them more time on the road.
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Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week — from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine.NPR's Jackie Northam is on the trip and talks with All Things Considered.
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In 'Drone Memo,' A Step Toward Transparency On Targeting Americans

On Monday, a federal court made public a long-secret memo that lays out the Obama administration's legal justification for killing an American citizen in a drone strike. The memo, which concerns the 2011 killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki, says that the man presented an imminent threat to the United States.

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