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Immunotherapy Tablets For Dust Mite Allergy Reduce Asthma Risk

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 8:37am

Dust mite allergies are a common trigger for asthma. A new form of immunotherapy that relies on oral tablets rather than shots reduces the risk of a moderate or severe asthma attack, a study finds.

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Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 8:28am

The killings of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend are the latest in a recent string of grisly attacks in the country.

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Freedom And Liberty: Month-Old Eaglets Get New Names In D.C.

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 8:20am

More than 36,000 online votes were cast in the competition to name the two young eagles, the American Eagle Foundation says. Names such as Cherry and Blossom lost out.

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Bookends: Can a Book With Bad Politics Be a Good Book?

New York Times book reviews - April 26, 2016 - 8:15am
Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss whether books can be judged by their politics.
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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 7:51am

A new study finds 33 percent of American children between 2 and 19 are overweight, and 17 percent are obese. But researchers say they hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

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Lydia Millet’s ‘Sweet Lamb of Heaven’

New York Times book reviews - April 26, 2016 - 7:29am
After giving birth, a woman starts hearing a mysterious interior monologue.
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For Journalists In Russia, 'No One Really Knows What Is Allowed'

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 7:29am

Media companies in Russia aren't sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.

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‘Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?’ and ‘The Genius of Birds’

New York Times book reviews - April 26, 2016 - 7:24am
Two books turn to recent revelations in the study of animal cognition.
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‘Listen, Liberal’ and ‘The Limousine Liberal’

New York Times book reviews - April 26, 2016 - 7:05am
Two new books address the disconnect between the lives of liberal elites and the people they supposedly serve.
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Letters Telling Women About Breast Density Are Often Too Darn Dense

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 7:04am

Half of states require that women who get mammograms be notified if they have dense breasts because they increase cancer risk. But the letters are often jargony and hard to understand, a study finds.

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British Jury Blames Police For 96 Deaths In Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 5:40am

The findings contradict what had stood as the official explanation: that Liverpool fans died in the 1989 incident because of an accident that was worsened by their own behavior.

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People Who Are HIV-Positive May Be Aging Faster Than Their Peers

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2016 - 5:16am

A study finds that HIV infection — or the treatment for it — can have an impact on the way the body ages.

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