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8:22 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

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Sports
6:22 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Michael Jordan Sneakers Sell For More Than $33,000 At Auction

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Your Money
5:03 am
Fri December 19, 2014

When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

Keith Herie is swamped in debt from medical issues he and his wife encountered starting about a decade ago. Heartland hospital is seizing 10 percent of his paycheck and 25 percent of his wife's wages, and has placed a lien on their home.
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Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 10:32 am

On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Mo., lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of modern brick and glass buildings. Everyone in town knows Heartland Regional Medical Center — many residents gave birth to their children here. Many rush here when they get hurt or sick.

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5:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

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Around the Nation
5:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Transparency Vs. Privacy: What To Do With Police Camera Videos?

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5:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

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7:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Santa Pays An Early Visit To Cape Cod Eateries

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World
7:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Correct Name Gets Canadian Woman A Free European Trip

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

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Afghanistan
5:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Fight Against Corruption In Afghanistan Press On

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5:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

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5:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

S.C. Judge Rules 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

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5:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes

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OK, that report came to us from NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, and she's on the line with us still this morning. Hi, Lourdes.

LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Hi.

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5:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Citing Health, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking

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The state of New York has banned fracking. After six years of study, the state says there are too many health and environmental questions involved in the controversial drilling method. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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U.S.
11:29 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

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Animals
7:26 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Stray Cat In Russia Feasts On Fish

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Europe
6:58 am
Wed December 17, 2014

AP Photographer Snaps Engagement Photo

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

DOJ Intervention May Help Conn. Police Regain Community's Trust

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:15 pm

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Pakistan Observes 3 Days Of Mourning After School Attack

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 6:33 pm

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Senate Adjourns, GOP To Take Over In January

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:29 am

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The 113th Congress has officially come to a close. The Senate adjourned late last night after passing a bill to extend tax breaks and confirming a slew of nominations. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.

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