3:00am

Tue August 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 7:59 am

In case of emergency, go to the strip mall or the hospital?
iStockphoto.com

Medical entrepreneurs are remaking the emergency room experience. They're pulling the emergency room out of the hospital and planting it in the strip mall.

It's called a "free-standing ER," and some 400 of them have opened across the country in the past four years.

The trend is hot around Houston, where there are already 41 free-standing ERs and 10 more in the works.

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1:15am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

North Carolina Governor Signs Controversial Voter ID Bill

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 2:59 pm

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory delivers the State of the State address in February in Raleigh.
Ted Richardson AP

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Monday a controversial measure that overhauls the state's election laws. It requires government-issued photo IDs at the polls, reduces the early voting period by one week and ends same day registration.

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7:09pm

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Throws Out Discrimination Claims Against Paula Deen

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 7:24 pm

Will Paula Deen's admission of using a racial slur crumble her empire?
Courtesy of Food Network AP

A federal judge in Georgia threw out the discrimination claims against Paula Deen on Monday in a lawsuit that sparked widespread criticism, led sponsors to jump ship and the Food Network to drop her show.

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6:24pm

Mon August 12, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Montgomery Police are investigating the city's 35th murder of the year.  Emergency personnel were called to the 3400 block of Crescent Road at about 10:30 Sunday night where they found 19-year-old Dontavious McCall with a gunshot wound.  He was taken to Baptist Medical Center South and later pronounced dead.  No word on the circumstances surrounding the shooting and no arrests at this time.  Police ask anyone with information on this homicide to call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, the Secret Witness Line at 262-4000 or the Montgomery Police Department at 625-2831. 

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6:01pm

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Veteran And Service Dog Told To Leave N.J. Boardwalk

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 7:38 pm

A 19-year Army veteran was given a summons and told to leave the oceanside boardwalk in North Wildwood, N.J., Thursday, after a police officer refused to accept the presence of the veteran's service dog. Jared Goering says it was the first vacation for him and his wife, Sally, in years.

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5:27pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Book Reviews

Heading West: The Gritty, Luminous 'Son Of A Gun'

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 8:17 pm

Justin St. Germain teaches at the University of New Mexico.
William Bledsoe

My parents married young — both were still undergraduates — and so by the time my father started graduate school in mathematics, he and my mother were the harried parents of three small children. They wanted us to see America. And so my father chose the University of Arizona — about as far as you could go from our West Virginia home without falling off the country's opposite edge. On our way, we stopped in Tombstone.

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4:51pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Code Switch

Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 8:06 pm

After Medgar Evers was murdered, his wife, Myrlie Evers, carried on his work. This photo shows Myrlie Evers and her children, Van, 9; Darrell, 16; and Rena, 14, in June 1969 in their Claremont, Calif., home.
AP

James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, Medgar, was assassinated in the driveway of the family's home in Jackson, Miss., in June 1963.

A sniper shot Medgar Evers in the back as he returned from a meeting late at night. Tensions had been running high because Evers, the first field secretary for the NAACP, was making headway in pushing the state's black citizens to register to vote. White Mississippians who had lived comfortably under segregation could feel the ground shifting beneath them — and they didn't like it.

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4:51pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Digital Life

Big Buzz On Twitter Means Better Chances On Election Day

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 6:03 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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4:51pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Research News

Particle Physicists Want A New Collider To Study The Higgs

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 6:03 pm

This simulated image shows what information about a Higgs particle would look like in the proposed International Linear Collider.
Norman Graf interactions.org

"It's a very curious time in high-energy physics," says Michael Peskin, a researcher at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. On the one hand, researchers have just made the most significant discovery in decades: In July of last year, they announced they had found the Higgs particle at a collider in Switzerland. The Higgs is part of the mechanism that gives mass to everything. It is so fundamental that without it, we wouldn't exist.

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4:51pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Science

A Ball Dropped Through The Earth Becomes A Permanent Pendulum

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 6:03 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Occasionally, when it's a slow news day, we wind up with holes in the show; gaps of a minute or two that the news of the day doesn't quite fill.

NPR science correspondent Joe Palca offered to fill those with science stories about holes.

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