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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 11:37pm

The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 10:01pm

The Colombian native came from dead last to finish first. He won the event in 2000 as a rookie.

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Capitol Police: Pressure Cooker In Suspicious Vehicle Destroyed

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 8:49pm

A bomb squad destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday on the National Mall and the vehicle's owner was arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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Death Toll Rises After Storms Barrel Through Plains, Midwest

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 4:28pm

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Three people were killed.

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In New England, Recognizing A Little-Known History Of Slavery

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 2:21pm

A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.

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Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

NPR Books - May 24, 2015 - 2:10pm

"I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.

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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 2:03pm

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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Long-Time Actress And Comedian Anne Meara Dies

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 1:51pm

Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.

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Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 1:16pm

The great mathematician, whose accomplishments and struggle with schizophrenia were depicted in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, died with his wife, Alice, in a car accident on Saturday. "His suffering, I know, was real," says University of Chicago economist Roger Myerson. "But he was touched by glory."

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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 1:16pm

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

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Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 11:45am

Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Malaysia Finds Gravesites In Camps Used By People Smugglers

NPR Top Stories - May 24, 2015 - 9:43am

The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

New York Times book reviews - May 24, 2015 - 8:58am
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.







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