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When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

May 29
Yuki Noguchi / NPR
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Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.

As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

May 29
Martin Kaste / NPR
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Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

May 29
Maria Godoy / NPR

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.

San Diego Council To Consider Extending Contract With Ambulance Service

May 29
By City News Service
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With a bidding process for emergency medical transportation services caught up in litigation, the City Council Monday will consider a five-year contract extension with Rural/Metro Ambulance.

Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

May 29
Wade Goodwyn / NPR
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Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.

Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

May 29
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.

Death Toll In Southern Plains Flooding Rises To 25

May 29
Bill Chappell / NPR
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"There has been enough rain across Texas during May to cover the entire state nearly 8 inches deep," says the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

EU, Japan Express Concern Over China's Moves In South China Sea

May 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The concern follows reports that China has placed mobile artillery on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain, where Beijing is in the midst of unilateral land reclamation and construction.

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

May 29
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Ulbricht had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence for the creator of the shadowy online marketplace.

America's Elite Cows Don't Give Birth — Their Surrogates Do

May 29
Abby Wendle / NPR
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Implanting cows with the embryos of genetically superior heifers is big business these days. It's helping elite cattle breeders and beef and dairy producers spread U.S. cow genetics around the globe.

Roundtable Looks At Briggs' Nonprofits, Angry Lifeguards, Loss Of Dental Coverage

May 29
Editors Roundtable
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San Diego attorney Cory Briggs seems to have a problem following state and federal rules with his multitudinous nonprofits. San Diego city lifeguards are not happy. They would like to get the same presumptive medical coverage firefighters and police get. And Denti-Cal reimbursement rates are so low, dental clinics are opting out.

Police Identify Suspect In Chula Vista Standoff

May 29
By City News Service
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Police said Michael Majerus shot and killed Nicholas Reynolds over some type of neighborhood dispute on Thursday. The shooting prompted a day-long standoff.

5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

May 29
Juana Summers / NPR
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His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.

Idaho's Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Says

May 29
Bill Chappell / NPR

The case was brought by Jennie McCormack and Dr. Richard Hearn. In 2011, McCormack was arrested and faced criminal charges after she ended her pregnancy.

First-Quarter Revision Puts GDP In The Red

May 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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A harsh winter and burgeoning trade deficit forced the economy to contract by 0.7 percent in the January-March period.

At FIFA Meeting, Israeli And Palestinian Delegates Shake Hands

May 29
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The "handshake for peace" was perhaps the only thing that could compete with accusations of corruption and bribery that have dominated the international gathering of soccer's governing body.

Body Found Floating Near San Diego's Ocean Beach Pier

May 29
By Associated Press

Authorities say San Diego lifeguards pulled a badly decomposed body from the water near Ocean Beach Pier.