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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

July 28
Amanda Aronczyk / NPR
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Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

July 28
Elizabeth Shogren / NPR
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To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

July 28
Shankar Vedantam / NPR
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People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

July 28
Carrie Kahn / NPR

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

July 28
Patti Neighmond / NPR
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Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

July 27
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza / NPR

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

July 27
Scott Neuman / NPR

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

July 27
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

July 27
Scott Neuman / NPR

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

July 27
Linton Weeks / NPR

Songs that teach and delight students of all ages.

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