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Most Smokers Don't Buy Their Cigarettes At CVS

The CVS drugstore chain's decision to stop selling tobacco products drew praise as an important public health step. But, we wondered, how many people buy cigarettes at drugstores? Not as many as we thought.
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Sniper Attack On Power Station Highlights Grid's Vulnerability

The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues to warn about the security of the nation's power grid. Last spring, shots fired at transformers in San Jose, Calif., and caused extensive damage.
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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.
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'Smart Guy' Weighs In On Common Sense

Host Michel Martin and Editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox for backtalk. This week listeners respond to Michel's essay about rules.
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Hackathon Organizers Ask, Could A Smart Phone App Have Saved Trayvon?

Could a smart phone app have saved Travyvon Martin? Organizers of an Oakland, California hackathon are asking that question. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ayori Selassie and Kalimah Priforce about Startup Weekend Oakland.
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Mean Girls Online: Can We Draw A Line In Social Media?

An article about the ugly side of feminist activism set off a heated debate online. Host Michel Martin speaks with the article's author Michelle Goldberg, and several of the writers involved in the debate: Mikki Kendall, Anna Holmes and Brittney Cooper.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off New Tour

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the most renowned performing arts companies in the world. They've kicked off their 2014 North American tour and they're blending old favorites with new performances. Host Michel Martin speaks with the company's artistic director Robert Battle.
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Stolen Stradivarius Found By Milwaukee Police

The instrument, known as "Lipinski" was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concert master last week.
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Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression

Lack of sleep contributes to depression in teenagers, two studies find. Lack of exercise and lots of time online don't help, either. The solution, researchers say, is for parents to make sure their children are getting a good nine to 10 hours of sleep a night, even in high school.
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What Do You Want To Know About The Sochi Olympics?

Are people excited about the Winter Olympics? Don't figure skaters get dizzy? Those are some of the questions being answered on Quora, the "knowledge sharing" site. We'll highlight interesting questions during the 2014 Winter Games.

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