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A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed

The creation of America's central bank includes a bunch of bankers locked in a private library and a secret trip to a place called Jekyll Island.

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David Sedaris Reads From His 'Santaland Diaries'

It's tradition! Writer and humorist David Sedaris reflects on his short tenure as Crumpet the Elf at Macy's. Sedaris first read the "Santaland Diaries" on Morning Edition in 1992 — and instantly, a classic was born.

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Screening Newborns For Disease Can Leave Families In Limbo

States screen newborns for rare genetic disorders, but increasingly those disorders don't have simple cures, if they have any cure at all. Sometimes the diagnosis isn't clear cut, either. That leaves some parents not knowing the fate of their child.

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Road to Kumba Brian Gephart

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So Long, Candlestick Park, And Thanks For All The Fog
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Screening Newborns For Disease Can Leave Families In Limbo
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Soft Warmly Straw Raincoat Near the Parenthesis

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Could Big Batteries Be Big Business In California?
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Colorado Takes Health Plans To People Shopping For Groceries
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