11:42am

Tue November 27, 2012
Shots - Health News

Momentum Builds For Hepatitis C Testing Of Baby Boomers

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 2:01 pm

Hospitals began testing blood for hepatitis in 1992, so anyone who received a blood transfusion before then is at an increased risk for contracting the disease.
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an influential and often controversial panel of doctors, is moving toward a recommendation for testing that could apply to all baby boomers.

The group issued draft advice to doctors saying they should consider giving a hepatitis C test to people born between 1945 and 1965, regardless of their risk factors for having the disease.

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11:29am

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

France Will Support Palestinian Bid For Status At United Nations

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 7:36 am

The United Nations General Assembly during a vote earlier this year.
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France became the first major European country to say they will support the Palestinian bid to attain non-member observer state status at the United Nations.

Israel has been lobbying U.N. members to vote against the measure so a defection from France, a permanent member of the Security Council, is a setback for them. The United States has also opposed the move, saying it would veto any attempt brought before the Security Council.

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10:54am

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

GOP Senators More Troubled About Benghazi After Talking With Amb. Rice

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaking to reporters after their meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
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After meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice this morning, three key Republican senators emerged to say they're more troubled — not less — by what they say were intelligence failures and misleading information concerning the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead.

One, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said it's too soon to even be speculating about promoting Rice to be secretary of state.

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10:03am

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Brought Free Agency To Baseball, Dies

Marvin Miller, who rocked baseball, in 1966.
AP

Marvin Miller, "arguably the most significant figure in 20th century baseball" according to Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford, has died.

The former head of the Major League Baseball Players Association was 95.

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10:01am

Tue November 27, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Jazz Concert & Clinic

Bill Beckett talks with John Howe, President of the American Federation of Musicians Local 116 and Bill Causey, owner of Band House about their annual Jazz Concert and Clinic which takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway High School auditorium. The concert and clinic are free for any students who wish to attend and $5.00 for adults. The concert and clinic feature Mike Williams, a Shreveport native and lead trumpet player for the Count Basie Orchestra for over 20 years; Gary Meggs, former alto and tenor saxophone player with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Director of Instrumental Music at the University of Arkansas and C. E. Askew, drummer with the renowned U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble for 26 years.  More info at 868-0522.

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9:58am

Tue November 27, 2012
Business

CoHabitat poised to relocate to Shreveport's Red River District

CoHabitat Foundation aims to remodel a former restaurant location in Shreveport's Red River District.
Credit CoHabitat Foundation

A co-working nonprofit organization in downtown Shreveport has received a $50,000 grant to help it relocate and become a permanent option for small business owners who wish to work in a shared space. CoHabitat Foundation executive director John Grindley said his lease is up in March 2013. He’s working to close a deal with the city to move CoHab and its 50 member businesses into a defunct restaurant in the Red River District.

“We need to work somewhere downtown that doesn’t force us to raise our member rates,” Grindley said. “We’re looking for a permanent home now.”

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9:57am

Tue November 27, 2012
Shots - Health News

Taking Aim At Restrictions On Medical Questions About Gun Ownership

Should a talk about guns be off-limits in the exam room?
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The way some doctors see it, asking patients whether they own a gun is no more politically loaded than any other health-related question they ask.

So when a Florida law that prohibited them from discussing gun ownership with patients passed last year, they moved to fight it. A federal judge issued a permanent injunction blocking enforcement of the law in July.

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9:41am

Tue November 27, 2012
The Salt

Rare Meat Allergy Caused By Tick Bites May Be On The Rise

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 9:23 am

The Lone Star tick, common to the southeastern U.S., is responsible for inducing meat allergies in some people, scientists say.
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Some people are allergic to peanuts, others to shellfish, fruits, or wheat. But this rare allergy is a carnivore's worst nightmare: A tick bite that can cause a case of itchy red hives every time you eat meat. Yup, get bit by one of these buggers and you may be saying farewell to your filet Mignon.

For some people around the country, this is no nightmare, it's a reality – and it may be coming to your neck of the woods.

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9:34am

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Attention Chinese Media: Kim Jong Un Is 2012's Most Interesting Man

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 7:32 am

The mysterious, most-interesting, super-sexy North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (And if you believe all that, you may be reading too many reports from Chinese media.)
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Update at 8:15 a.m. ET, Nov. 28. And Now, It's Gone:

People's Daily Online has realized it was duped and removed its glorious account of Kim Jong Un's sexiness, NPR's Frank Langfitt tells us.

But you can still read our original post:

Shh.

Please don't tell the editors at People's Daily Online that our headline might not be true.

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9:25am

Tue November 27, 2012
Politics

NH All-Female Delegation Ready To Break Gridlock

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 11:30 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, you've probably heard the name Treyvon Martin in connection with the debate about the so-called Stand Your Ground law in Florida but have you heard about John McNeil? He's a Georgia homeowner who's been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man who'd threatened McNeil's son on McNeil's property.

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