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Stories for January 4, 2014

Phil Everly: Harmony To His Brother's Melody

Jan. 4
Sam H. Sanders / NPR
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The Everly Brothers' close harmonies and smooth guitar licks influenced an entire generation of popular musicians. Don Everly's voice usually handled the melody, but Phil Everly gave the higher accompanying harmony to that melody, and that was what defined The Everly Brothers' sound.

Move Considered For 13-Year-Old Girl Declared Brain Dead

Jan. 4
Associated Press

Legal counsel for a California hospital and the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery began discussing the possibility of moving her to another facility, after a judge laid out the conditions for such a transfer.

Coronado Gets New Representative On Port Of San Diego Board

Jan. 4
By City News Service
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Retired Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli is the newest member of the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners, representing Coronado.

How Cold Is It? It's So Cold That ...

Jan. 4
Mark Memmott / NPR
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We bet Two-Way readers can do much better than that. Feel free to answer our headline's question in the comments thread.

How One Man Won $324M And Didn't Realize It For 2 Weeks

Jan. 4
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The second very lucky winner of last month's massive Mega Millions jackpot is a California delivery driver who didn't get around to checking his lottery tickets for nearly two weeks.

22 States Curbed Access To Abortion In 2013

Jan. 4
Julie Rovner / NPR

The year 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

Jan. 4
Mark Memmott / NPR
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There were "cheers and jeers" from rank-and-file union members late Friday when it was announced that a key new contract with aircraft maker Boeing had been approved by a bare majority vote, our colleagues at Seattle's KPLU report.

Saving Babies' Lives Starts With Aquarium Pumps And Ingenuity

Jan. 4
Joe Palca / NPR
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Good ideas don't only come from experts. An innovative engineering program in Texas has been proving that college undergraduates can tackle -- and solve -- vexing health challenges in developing countries.

Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art

Jan. 4
Kat Chow / NPR
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About a month ago, I asked my followers on Twitter if they had any recommendations for a comic artist whose work I should check out. Person after person brought up Yumi Sakugawa, a California-based artist. And I was familiar with her work: she's the brains behind the ever-nostalgic strip, "Claudia Kishi: My Asian-American Female Role Model Of The 90s."

Tree-Incarnation: Christmas Trees Return To Nature (A Poem)

Jan. 4
Adam Cole / NPR
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There are lots of creative Christmas tree recycling programs around the country, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, here are a few of them -- set to verse.