Health care delivery is expected to change, with more care provided by nurse practitioners and fewer people having a doctor for life.
September 30, 2013 The traditional doctor-patient relationship in which a single doctor gets to know you over years will become a luxury. Those who want a personal physician will have to pay extra for that service. Doctors who chafe at working for big organizations will opt out and charge patients retainer fees.
September 30, 2013 The lawsuit takes aim at provisions that limit early voting periods and require a government photo ID as an illegal form of discrimination against minorities at the ballot box, according to a person briefed on the Justice Department's plans.
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The defendant known as Bobby Thompson listens to court proceedings in Cleveland on Monday.
September 30, 2013 The defendant, who is an ex-military intelligence officer, claims it was all cover for a secret CIA operation.
September 30, 2013 Over the last few years, thousands of undocumented parents have been deported or detained by the federal government. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with professor and social worker Monica Faulker, and NPR's Ted Robbins, about the process and its effects.
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September 30, 2013 A New Jersey judge ruled the state must allow same-sex couples to marry, citing the Supreme Court's decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Brad Sears of the Williams Institute about what the ruling could mean in the Garden State, and beyond.
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A student gets vaccinated against pertussis at a Los Angeles middle school in 2012. The state required that students be immunized to halt an epidemic of whooping cough.
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September 30, 2013 The whooping cough vaccine isn't perfect, but public health officials suspected that something else contributed to the 2010 pertussis outbreak in California. A study finds that neighborhoods where more parents filed for vaccination exemptions for their children had higher rates of infection.
September 29, 2013 Last year, Prabhjot Singh wrote an op-ed calling for the government to track anti-Sikh violence. This month, he became a victim of a similar attack near his home in New York City. He talks with host Rachel Martin about the attack, and what he hopes comes out of it.
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September 28, 2013 The National Security Agency's effort to find connections between suspects has led the agency to collate reams of phone and e-mail data with information from sources that include GPS data and Facebook, according to The New York Times. The newspaper cites documents provided by former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden.
September 28, 2013 The months-long federal trial is examining how much fault should be placed on BP and its contractors for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. The accident killed 11 rig workers and released almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Debbie Elliott to preview the civil trial.
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September 28, 2013 The financial giant is also facing civil charges and fines that could cost it $11 billion. JPMorgan is negotiating with the Justice Department over the company's handling of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the housing crisis. Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera about the significance of the talks.
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Law professor Lawrence Lessig, shown here in 2009, is suing an Australian record label for threatening to sue him over an alleged YouTube copyright violation.
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September 27, 2013 Lawrence Lessig was not pleased when Liberation Music persuaded YouTube to take down one of his online lectures because of an alleged copyright violation. So Lessig, one of the most famous copyright attorneys in the world, decided to take a stand against broad, intimidating takedown notices.
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California State Sen. Darrell Steinberg applauded the governor for signing the legislation, saying that it gives minors "common sense protections" online.
September 27, 2013 By 2015, Facebook and other social networking sites will have to allow California minors to delete embarrassing posts. But the law is riddled with loopholes, and teens won't be protected any more than they already are.
Key methamphetamine ingredient pseudoephedrine is most easily found in cold and allergy medicines.
September 26, 2013 In 2006, Oregon successfully made pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of meth, a prescription drug. Since then, Mother Jones' Jonah Engle reports, 24 states have tried to follow suit — and 23 have failed. Engle attributes those failures to pharmaceutical companies' massive lobbying efforts.
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Stacey Dean Rambold.
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September 26, 2013 Stacey Dean Rambold was convicted for the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself. The sentence he was given, and the judge's comments about the victim, sparked outrage.
The Justice Department, along with the Department of Education, is trying to stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline."
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September 26, 2013 "We believe firmly that children should be kept in school and out of courts," says Justice Department official Robert Listenbee. In his new role leading the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, he's trying to help stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline."
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