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Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They "Burnt Out"?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:06

There's a lively debate going on in the medical community about physician burnout. Who has it? How bad is it? Is it even real?

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Expecting Your First Child? We Want To Hear From You

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:05

NPR's Morning Edition wants to talk with parents who are expecting their first child about what matters most to them this election. Share your story with us.

Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:05

Behavior-based weight-loss programs that focus on diet and exercise can work for obese patients, a national panel of experts says. But many doctors aren't having the necessary conversations.

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WeWork Backs Down on Employee Noncompete Requirements

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:02

Under scrutiny by the New York attorney general, the co-working giant, which has 3,300 U.S. employees, got rid of legal language that restricted where former employees could work.

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Georgia Will Use Electronic Voting Machines This Fall As Paper Ballot Case Falters

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:18

A judge said such a paper ballot rollout would "seriously test" the capacity of election workers, and "swamp the polls with work and voters," leading to "disaffection and frustration."

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China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:12

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

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Democrats Want FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh Allegations. It Likely Won't

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:01

The Justice Department says, "The allegation does not involve any potential federal crime." That's ahead of high-stakes testimony scheduled Monday from Kavanaugh and his accuser.

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German Doctors Say It's 'Highly Plausible' Pussy Riot Activist Was Poisoned

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:56

Physicians in Berlin say that anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov's illness does not appear to be caused by infection or disease. But they could not confirm what he was poisoned with, or by whom.

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Kim Hosts South Korea's Moon For Summit Talks In Pyongyang

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:21

It's the third meeting between Moon and Kim – and the first to take place outside of the "truce village" of Panmunjom, on the border.

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Russian Surveillance Plane Accidentally Shot Down By Syrian Forces, Moscow Says

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:45

The Il-20 surveillance plane disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea near the northwestern city of Latakia. Russia's defense ministry says it happened amid airstrikes by Israeli warplanes.

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Despite Dangers, Intimidation, Guatemalans Still Seek A Better Life In U.S.

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:03

The Trump administration's immigration policies are designed to convince migrants to not cross the border illegally. But poverty and lack of opportunities in Guatemala continue to push people north.

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India's Carnatic Singers Face Backlash For Performing Non-Hindu Songs

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:03

Some fans of Carnatic singing, a type of South Indian classical music rooted in Hinduism, are angry with performers who've adapted and performed Christian songs.

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Battle For The Senate: Candidates In Key Races Respond To Kavanaugh Allegations

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:00

NPR reached out to candidates in the major 2018 Senate races, including Democrats facing pressure to support Brett Kavanaugh and GOP candidates raising doubts over timing of the sexual assault claim.

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This Rapper Tried To Use Neuroscience To Get Over Her Ex

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:00

Dessa is a singer and writer from Minneapolis who spent years trying to fall out of love and get over her ex. Nothing seemed to help — until she visited a research lab for a brain scan.

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Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:59

Yusaku Maezawa would be the first person since 1972 to travel around the moon and the first-ever private citizen to do it. He was introduced at SpaceX headquarters near Los Angeles Monday night.

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At The 2018 Emmys, 'Game Of Thrones' And 'Mrs. Maisel' Soar While The Hosts Struggle

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 00:43

Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cleaned up in the comedy categories and Game of Thrones won the big drama prize for the third time. The show on the whole, though, was awfully dull.

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DOJ Didn't Want To Request Census Question During FBI's 'Comey Matter'

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:24

The Trump administration has said the Justice Department needs a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But a newly unredacted memo shows DOJ staff initially "did not want to raise the question."

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U.S. To Limit The Number Of Refugees Allowed Entry To 30,000

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:15

As the Trump administration slashes the number of refugees it will accept, global humanitarian groups say the U.S. could do more to save lives.

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Opinion: Moon Jae-In Can Put U.S.-North Korea Negotiations Back On Track. Here's How

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 20:13

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Moon must insist on denuclearization in coordination with the United States, even at the risk of renewed tensions between North and South Korea.

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Widening the Lens: Integrating the Toronto International Film Festival

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:21

The reckoning that is reshaping Hollywood is finally making its way to the critic's perch.

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