3:07pm

Fri May 17, 2013
It's All Politics

Conservative Advice To GOP: Don't Legislate, Focus On Scandals

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 4:25 pm

Heritage Action, the political activist offshoot of the conservative Heritage Foundation, has some advice for House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor: focus on the scandals plaguing the Obama administration and stay away from legislation that could "highlight major schisms" within the House Republican Conference.

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3:00pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Rudresh Mahanthappa On Piano Jazz

Originally published on Sat May 18, 2013 11:17 am

Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Rudresh Mahanthappa creates an explosive blend of South Indian classical music and progressive jazz. A Guggenheim Fellow who's been named the Jazz Journalists Association's "Alto Saxophonist of the Year" for four years running, Mahanthappa makes innovative music that reflects his experience as a second-generation Indian-American. He shares his fascinating style and story on this episode of Piano Jazz.

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2:47pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Up For Discussion: Cost Of Cancer Care Avoided Too Often

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 1:58 pm

A cancer pill can cost patients more than the same treatment given as an infusion.
iStockphoto.com

When the diagnosis is cancer, the expenses can pile up in a hurry.

Even people with insurance can face steep copayments for drugs, a sizable share of hospital bills and significant incidentals. These side effects of cancer care are sometimes even called "financial toxicity."

So wouldn't it make sense for doctors and patients to talk over the financial strain that cancer treatment might bring and what might be done to manage it?

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2:45pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Salt

'Picture Cook': Drawings Are The Key Ingredients In These Recipes

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 4:32 pm

Katie Shelly

Back in 2009, Katie Shelly was craving an eggplant Parmesan. Small problem: She'd never made it before. But she remembered that a college roommate used to make it, so she called her up and asked for the recipe.

The friend told her she needed to start with three bowls — one for breadcrumbs, one for egg and one for flour, salt and pepper. "In that moment, it was totally natural for me to just draw the three bowls instead of writing all that out in words," says Shelly, whose day job is as a visual designer.

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2:33pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Mother Of India Gang-Rape Victim Faces Suspects In Court

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 2:31 am

In India, the mother of the 23-year-old woman fatally gang-raped on a moving bus last December appeared in court Friday and for the first time put eyes on the men accused in the heinous attack on her daughter.

The four men on trial have been charged with murder and face capital punishment for the crime that convulsed the country and prompted harsher punishments for rape.

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2:24pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Argentine Dictator Who Oversaw Death Squads Dies At 87

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 3:19 pm

Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla (center) is sworn in as president in Buenos Aires after seizing power in 1976.
Eduardo Di Baia AP

Jorge Rafael Videla, an ambitious Army chief who seized power in Argentina in 1976 and orchestrated a campaign of terror against his opponents, has died in prison at age 87.

Videla, whose "Dirty War" killed at least 15,000 people, perhaps twice as many, died of natural causes in Argentina's Marcos Paz prison, where he was serving multiple life sentences for crimes against humanity, officials said.

After leading a bloodless coup that toppled President Isabel Martinez de Peron on March 24, 1976, Videla became the head of a junta.

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2:05pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Aw-Inspiring Video: Sea Lion Worries When Little Girl Falls

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 7:28 am

Just before the fall, and the sea lion's wonderful reaction.
Live Leak

Take a break from the scandal du jour for something that's just darn nice.

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1:41pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Salt

Flaxseed: The Next Superfood For Cattle And Beef?

NBO3 launched its enriched ground beef at the Tops grocery chain in New York in March.
Courtesy of NBO3

Flax is the oily seed usually spotted in the nutritional supplement or cereal aisles. It's marketed as a superfood because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Omega-3s may do all kinds of good things for humans — like protect against Alzheimer's, heart disease and even cancer — so it seems reasonable to think they could also protect the health of animals.

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1:40pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Television

Bill Hader On Sketch Comedy, Classic Hollywood

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 5:49 pm

Bill Hader was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Stefon on Saturday Night Live.
Mike Coppola Getty Images

This interview was originally broadcast on Aug. 22, 2012.

Comedian Bill Hader is adept onstage and doing live TV. But he's scared to death of standup.

He remembers watching Chris Rock's 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, and thinking, "I don't know how people do that."

"I need a character," Hader tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I need people out there with me."

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12:47pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Confirm Black Lung In Victims Of Mine Blast

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 5:20 pm

A memorial at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine represents the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion in 2010.
Jeff Gentner AP

The tragic deaths of 29 coal miners in a massive explosion in 2010 have provided new evidence of a resurgence of the disease known as black lung.

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