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4:28pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Politics

Push To End Teens' Distracted Driving Targets Parents, Peers

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 4:55 pm

A screengrab from Brittany Anne Devasure's winning Project Yellow Light video, aimed at discouraging distracted driving.
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3:50pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Law

Reward For Christopher Dorner Will Be Split Four Ways

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 4:55 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

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2:58pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why Bill Gates Thinks Ending Polio Is Worth It

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 3:28 pm

There's no better deal than getting polio cases down to zero, philanthropist Bill Gates says.
Marie McGrory NPR

Some critics say that ending polio has become Bill Gates' "white whale."

Why not just settle for the huge drop in polio cases that we've seen over the past decade and then spend money on other things that kill so many more kids, like diarrhea and malnutrition?

"Polio is special," Gates tells NPR's Robert Siegel on All Things Considered. "Once you get it done, you save $2 billion a year that will be applied to those other activities. There's no better deal economically to getting to zero."

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2:57pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Music Reviews

On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 4:55 pm

Charles Bradley was signed by Daptone Records partly because of a James Brown act he used to perform. His new album is Victim of Love.
Darren Bastecky Courtesy of the artist

It's tempting to describe the voices of Charles Bradley and

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12:28pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Radio Diaries

Teenage Diaries Revisited: From Kicking A Football To Kicking Meth

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 9:19 am

Frankie Lewchuk had been a high school football star whose picture was in his hometown newspaper every week. Now, after struggling with a crystal meth addiction, he is trying to repair his life.
Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR

Name: Frankie Lewchuk

Hometown: Mentone, Ala.

Current city: Chattanooga, Tenn.

Occupation: Car stereo installer

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"I used to be a wimp in school. ... Since I started playing football in 9th and 10th grade, all I did was get a haircut, start wearing decent clothes and play sports. Now I'm a popular person... and I want to keep it going that way."

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