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Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 7:49am

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.

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Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 7:31am

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.

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Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 7:22am

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 7:01am

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.

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TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 6:41am

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.

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Old-Timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 6:18am

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.

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Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2015 - 6:05am

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.

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