Tue November 27, 2012
Shots - Health News

Momentum Builds For Hepatitis C Testing Of Baby Boomers

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Hospitals began testing blood for hepatitis in 1992, so anyone who received a blood transfusion before then is at an increased risk for contracting the disease.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an influential and often controversial panel of doctors, is moving toward a recommendation for testing that could apply to all baby boomers.

The group issued draft advice to doctors saying they should consider giving a hepatitis C test to people born between 1945 and 1965, regardless of their risk factors for having the disease.

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Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

France Will Support Palestinian Bid For Status At United Nations

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 5:36 am

The United Nations General Assembly during a vote earlier this year.
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France became the first major European country to say they will support the Palestinian bid to attain non-member observer state status at the United Nations.

Israel has been lobbying U.N. members to vote against the measure so a defection from France, a permanent member of the Security Council, is a setback for them. The United States has also opposed the move, saying it would veto any attempt brought before the Security Council.

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Tue November 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: A most peculiar playground

Marianne Gillmer was born in Germany during World War II. Growing up in her village during those tragic years was tough on her family, especially after her father died in battle. She was aware of death at a young age, but she and her best friend still found ways to remain playful and adventurous. In this story, she tells her daughter Susan about one of her most peculiar playgrounds – the local cemetery.

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Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

GOP Senators More Troubled About Benghazi After Talking With Amb. Rice

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 1:56 pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaking to reporters after their meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
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After meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice this morning, three key Republican senators emerged to say they're more troubled — not less — by what they say were intelligence failures and misleading information concerning the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead.

One, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said it's too soon to even be speculating about promoting Rice to be secretary of state.

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Tue November 27, 2012

Today on Your Call: How Do You Support the Music You Love?

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In the age of digital media, how should music fans support the artists they love?  Millions of music-lovers have turned to online listening services like Pandora and Spotify, but how are artists faring in the new musical economy?  How do you enjoy music – and support musicians today?  

It's Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

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Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Brought Free Agency To Baseball, Dies

Marvin Miller, who rocked baseball, in 1966.

Marvin Miller, "arguably the most significant figure in 20th century baseball" according to Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford, has died.

The former head of the Major League Baseball Players Association was 95.

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Tue November 27, 2012
Shots - Health News

Taking Aim At Restrictions On Medical Questions About Gun Ownership

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 7:57 am

Should a talk about guns be off-limits in the exam room?

The way some doctors see it, asking patients whether they own a gun is no more politically loaded than any other health-related question they ask.

So when a Florida law that prohibited them from discussing gun ownership with patients passed last year, they moved to fight it. A federal judge issued a permanent injunction blocking enforcement of the law in July.

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Tue November 27, 2012
The Salt

Rare Meat Allergy Caused By Tick Bites May Be On The Rise

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 7:23 am

The Lone Star tick, common to the southeastern U.S., is responsible for inducing meat allergies in some people, scientists say.
CDC Public Health Image Library

Some people are allergic to peanuts, others to shellfish, fruits, or wheat. But this rare allergy is a carnivore's worst nightmare: A tick bite that can cause a case of itchy red hives every time you eat meat. Yup, get bit by one of these buggers and you may be saying farewell to your filet Mignon.

For some people around the country, this is no nightmare, it's a reality – and it may be coming to your neck of the woods.

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Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Attention Chinese Media: Kim Jong Un Is 2012's Most Interesting Man

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 5:32 am

The mysterious, most-interesting, super-sexy North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (And if you believe all that, you may be reading too many reports from Chinese media.)
Ed Jones AFP/Getty Images

Update at 8:15 a.m. ET, Nov. 28. And Now, It's Gone:

People's Daily Online has realized it was duped and removed its glorious account of Kim Jong Un's sexiness, NPR's Frank Langfitt tells us.

But you can still read our original post:


Please don't tell the editors at People's Daily Online that our headline might not be true.

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Tue November 27, 2012

NH All-Female Delegation Ready To Break Gridlock

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 9:30 am



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, you've probably heard the name Treyvon Martin in connection with the debate about the so-called Stand Your Ground law in Florida but have you heard about John McNeil? He's a Georgia homeowner who's been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man who'd threatened McNeil's son on McNeil's property.

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