8:52am

Tue March 26, 2013
Shots - Health News

Sequencing Of HeLa Genome Revives Genetic Privacy Concerns

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 10:32 am

A micrograph of HeLa cells, derived from cervical cancer cells taken from Henrietta Lacks.
Tomasz Szul/Visuals Unlimited, Inc. Getty Images

Last week, scientists announced they had sequenced the full genome of the most widely used human cell line in biology, the "HeLa" cells, and published the results on the web. But the descendents of the woman from whom the cells originated were never consulted before the genetic information was made public, and thus never gave their consent to its release.

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8:32am

Tue March 26, 2013
Money Coach

Trillions Earned Under Table As More Work Off Radar

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 12:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the day when white people no longer make up the majority of the American population is coming, and coming a lot faster than initially predicted. Today, we are going to look at how the browning of the nation could lead to a real divide between the older, white minority and a younger, growing, brown majority. We'll start the conversation about what that might mean for the country's future. That's ahead this hour.

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8:32am

Tue March 26, 2013
Economy

Indian Nations Squeezed By Sequester

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:45 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, when regular jobs can't be found or don't pay all the bills, many Americans turn to the so-called shadow economy, which is bigger than you might think. We'll talk about that in our conversation about personal finance just ahead. But first, we want to turn, again, to how the government is paying its bills or not. We're talking about the sequestration.

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8:32am

Tue March 26, 2013
Around the Nation

How Will America Cope With Diversity Changes?

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:45 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We want to continue our conversation about this country's changing population. We hope you just heard my conversation with demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution and the University of Michigan and he told us that in just five years the majority of Americans under 18 will be members of groups that are minorities now, which is to say not white. That's a lot sooner than demographers had expected that to happen.

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8:32am

Tue March 26, 2013
Around the Nation

The Browning Of A Nation

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:45 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

You've probably been hearing a lot about how America's racial and ethnic makeup is changing. Now it seems as though some of these population tipping points are happening sooner than expected. In a few minutes we will talk about the implications of this in areas like the economy and pop culture.

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8:21am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Drug-Sniffing Dog Case Fails Supreme Court's Smell Test

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 1:56 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court turned up its nose a bit Tuesday on the use of drug-sniffing dogs, ruling that the Fourth Amendment limits the ability of police to use the animals near a home.

By a 5-4 vote, the high court upheld a Florida ruling that suppressed evidence found in a marijuana possession case, after a police drug-sniffing dog was brought near a home and alerted officers. The Florida court rejected the evidence, saying officers did not have probable cause to use the dog.

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8:16am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Head Of Bank Of Cyprus Quits After Appointment Of Special Administrator

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 11:56 am

Students in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, protest against austerity measures in front of the presidential residence.
Milos Bicanski Getty Images

The chairman of the Bank of Cyprus abruptly stepped down after a special administrator was appointed to oversee its restructuring in the wake of a painful bailout of the island nation by international lenders.

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7:24am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S., South Korean Bases

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 10:26 am

North Korean "landing and anti-landing drills" are shown in a photo released Tuesday.
KCNA AFP/Getty Images

North Korea says it has moved its artillery and ballistic missiles into "combat posture" for possible use against targets in South Korea, Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland.

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7:10am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Happening Now: Supreme Court Hears First Of Two Gay-Marriage Cases

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 11:45 am

The line was long Tuesday outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as spectators came to hear the oral arguments about California's Proposition 8.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov
  • NPR's Nina Totenberg: Three key points about Tuesday's court hearing

(Our most recent update was at 12:50 p.m. ET.)

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6:54am

Tue March 26, 2013
Europe

Amanda Knox May Face Retrial After Italian Court Ruling

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 6:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Let's turn to news this morning in Italy. In a surprise ruling, Italy's highest court has ordered a retrial of American Amanda Knox. She's the former exchange student who, along with her former boyfriend, was charged in the murder of her British roommate. Today's ruling overturned the 2011 acquittal of the two defendants after they spent four years in jail.

We're joined by NPR's Sylvia Poggioli on the line from Rome. Good morning, Sylvia.

SYLVIA POGGIOLI, BYLINE: Good morning.

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