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Stories for November 9, 2013

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Televangelism, The Truth Behind Popular Photos, Recession Trends

Nov. 9, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

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In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made

Nov. 9, 2013
Noah Adams / NPR

The Steinway piano company has a new owner. This fall, the investment firm Paulson & Co. -- led by billionaire John Paulson -- spent about $500 million and bought all of Steinway & Sons, the venerated piano maker.

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Ruling On NYC Disaster Plans For Disabled May Have Far Reach

Nov. 9, 2013
Robert Lewis / NPR

A year after Superstorm Sandy stranded many New Yorkers without power for days, a federal judge has ruled that New York City's emergency plans violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those shortcomings, the judge found, leave almost 900,000 residents in danger, and many say the ruling could have implications for local governments across the country.

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How A California Law To Encourage Vaccination Could Backfire

Nov. 9, 2013
Nancy Shute / NPR

California has a new law that's supposed to get more of the state's children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough and other infectious diseases.

First San Diego County Inmates Transferred To State-Run Fire Camps

Nov. 9, 2013
City News Service

The offenders left the Vista Detention Facility before dawn Friday en route to the training facilities in central California, according to county officials.

4 Charged In 'Virtual Kidnappings' In San Diego

Nov. 9, 2013
Associated Press

In reality, no one had been snatched and the callers didn't even know who they were dialing, according to a federal indictment unsealed Friday.

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When Caregivers Are Abusers: Calif. Complaints Go Unanswered

Nov. 9, 2013
Mina Kim / NPR

Nurse assistants and home health aides provide intimate care, bathing, feeding and dressing the elderly, disabled or ill. So what happens when an abusive caregiver hurts a patient?