10:22am

Tue July 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Costlier Insurance For Smokers May Not Come With Quitting Help

Smoking can raise your insurance rates, but that doesn't mean you'll get coverage for help with quitting.
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Most smokers want to quit. But how to nudge them in that direction is up for debate.

The health law allows new individual and small group health plans to charge smokers up to 50 percent higher premiums next year.

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9:45am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

After Controversy, David Petraeus Will Now Earn $1 Teaching

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 10:21 am

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director, David Petraeus, in Sept. 2011.
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Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus has decided to take a huge pay cut. The former commander of the allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan will now make $1 to teach a course at City University of New York's honors college.

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8:54am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Snowden Asks For Temporary Asylum In Russia, Says Lawyer

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:20 am

Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.
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Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked a cache of classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs, officially filed for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer and WikiLeaks say.

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7:26am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Zimmerman Trial: L.A. Mayor Calls For Calm After Violent Protests

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 12:05 pm

Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear detain a man after disturbances in the streets around Leimert Park.
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Late into the night on Monday, after a round of violent protests ripped through Los Angeles in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Mayor Eric Garcetti called for calm.

The Los Angeles Times reports that by the time the sun came up, at least 13 people had been arrested after police say they began breaking windows and stopping traffic.

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7:19am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Zimmerman Juror Drops Book Plans

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 8:40 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:17am

Tue July 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Zack Hample Makes Baseball Catch Of A Lifetime

Since 1990, Zack Hample has been snagging baseballs from the stands — nearly 7,000 at 50 different Major League stadiums. This past weekend in Massachusetts, a ball dropped from a helicopter 1,200 feet in the air. From that height, a very fast ball, so Hample was decked out in catchers gear.

7:10am

Tue July 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Fans Get Dave Matthews To Concert On Time

The singer was stuck on Saturday when his bike suffered a flat tire. But he made it to the show in Hershey, Pa., on time when a couple who were headed to the concert recognized the cellphone-less star. They were rewarded with great seats, dinner backstage and a good story.

6:48am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

In Egypt, More Clashes Leave 7 Dead, Hundreds Injured

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 10:00 am

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi block the Six October bridge on Tuesday in the center of Cairo.
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After what had been a week of calm, violence returned to the streets of Cairo late Monday into early Tuesday.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports that Egypt's health ministry said seven people were killed and more than 200 were injured as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with police. From Cairo, Leila filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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5:06am

Tue July 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Georgia Hospital System Partners With Royal Philips

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:22 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Companies that make medical equipment operate largely on a supply-and-demand model. Hospitals buy their multimillion- dollar machines, use them for a few years, and then go shopping again. In some cases, manufacturers have designed entire medical systems within a hospital.

Now, in what appears to be a first-of-its-kind partnership in the United States, a tech giant - Royal Philips - and a hospital system in Georgia are sharing financial risk and reward. Jim Burress reports from WABE in Atlanta.

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5:06am

Tue July 16, 2013
Sports

New York Hosts Major League All-Star Game

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:55 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The best players in major league baseball take the field tonight in New York. Fans voted for their favorites in the American and National Leagues. The All-Star game is an exhibition - or mostly an exhibition - and there is a real prize. The winner gets home-field advantage during the World Series. The game also offers a chance to check on how teams are doing midway through the season.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Here to talk all things baseball is NPR's Mike Pesca. Good morning.

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