Tue September 18, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Nursing Homes' Arbitration Agreements Can Contain Hidden Risks

The agreements offered by many nursing homes can result in higher fees and smaller awards in the case of a dispute.

If you find yourself with the unenviable task of checking Mom or Dad into a nursing home one day, or if you're signing yourself in, chances are you'll find a document tucked inside the stack of admissions papers that says you agree to arbitrate disputes, should they arise, rather than take the case to court.

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Tue September 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Comparing Romney's '47 Percent' Remark And Obama's 'Cling To Guns' Comments

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 10:16 am

Mitt Romney speaks about secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundraising events, Monday in Costa Mesa, Calif.,
Charles Dharapak AP

The emergence of video secretly recorded in May, in which Mitt Romney speaks scornfully of President Obama's supporters, has sparked the inevitable comparisons to controversial comments President Obama made in 2008.

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Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

To Celebrate A New Cub, Listen Again To NPR's Ode To The 'Panda Cam'

A composite of images from the panda cam, showing Mei Xiang during and after giving birth.
National Zoo Xinhua/Landov

The birth this week of a giant panda cub at Washington's National Zoo brings back fond memories and generates new excitement for Morning Edition supervising senior editor Kitty Eisele.

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Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Famed Barcelona Footballers Will Only Fly With Female Flight Attendants

Lionel Messi (second from left) and some of his Barcelona teammates during a match last weekend.
Javier Soriano AFP/Getty Images

For the past few years, Turkish Airlines has been the official airline of soccer's FC Barcelona, home to such famous footballers as Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Well, apparently the Barca boys haven't been happy with the service.

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Tue September 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Backers Battle For Dominance On Denver Airwaves

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 9:01 am

Watching the first 20 minutes of Saturday Night Live's season premiere in Denver, I counted at least four ads by the Obama campaign and liberal groups backing the president. Just one ad countering their message was aired in the same span by the Romney campaign.

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Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

French Magazine Ordered To Hand Over Photos Of Topless Kate, Not Republish Any

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:12 am

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was visiting the Polynesian island of Tuvalu earlier today.
Tony Prcevich AFP/Getty Images

The French magazine Closer must hand over all digital files of photos containing snapshots of a topless Kate Middleton and refrain from republishing any of them or face fines of $13,000 a day.

According to France 24, a French court ruled today that:

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Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney's Wrong And Right About The '47 Percent'

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 10:12 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking to reporters Monday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters that "there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what" because they are "dependent upon government ... believe that they are victims ... believe the government has a responsibility to care for them ... these are people who pay no income tax."

Who was he talking about?

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Tue September 18, 2012
KALW Almanac

Tuesday September 18, 2012

1975 - Patty Hearst arrested (highlighted story below)
  • 262nd Day of 2012 /104 Remaining
  • 4 Days Until The First Day of Autumn
  • Sunrise:6:55
  • Sunset:7:12
  • 12 Hours Minutes of 17 Daylight
  • Moon Rise:9:57am
  • Moon Set:8:45pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 10 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • September 29 @ 8:18pm
  • Full Corn Moon
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Tue September 18, 2012

Golden Arches Adds McNoodles To Austrian Menu



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