10:00am

Tue June 26, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Convenience And Efficiency Fuel Boom In Retail Clinics

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 11:27 am

Shanda Johnson, right, a nurse practitioner, interviews patient Bill Gilligan at a MinuteClinic at the CVS drug store in North Brunswick, N.J.
Mike Derer AP

For years, there's been a debate about how walk-in clinics at stores fit into the health care mix. Are they an adequate substitute for a visit to the doctor?

Through it all, the number of clinics has kept growing, numbering 1,355 at the beginning of 2012, a 10.4 percent annual increase, according to consultants Merchant Medicine.

MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark and the largest clinic operator by far, is on track to nearly double the number of clinics it operates to 1,000 by 2016.

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9:37am

Tue June 26, 2012
Nerds, Geeks and Fiber Arts

Crafty Geeks

Elise Adams Taylor

Nerd Wars is a friendly fiber arts competition between geeks, nerds and passionate fans.

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9:36am

Tue June 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Home Prices Tick Up, Housing Market Recovery May Be Strengthening

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 9:42 am

This "For Sale" sign was hanging outside a home in Brooklyn, N.Y., earlier this month.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Home prices rose in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report.

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9:03am

Tue June 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Turkey Warns Syria It May Respond Militarily If Provoked; Tensions Escalate

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier today in Ankara.
Adem Altan AFP/Getty Images

"Any military element that approaches the Turkish border from Syria and poses a security risk and danger will be regarded as a threat and treated as a military target," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his nation today.

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8:27am

Tue June 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Orbitz Shows Mac Users Pricier Hotel Options: Big Deal Or No Brainer?

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 3:26 pm

Using a Mac may mean you'll see some pricier options when booking online.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

There's lots of chatter today about The Wall Street Journal's report that:

"Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see."

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8:25am

Tue June 26, 2012
Around the Nation

License Plate Readers Spark Privacy Concerns

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Chances are that your car's license plate has been photographed recently and downloaded into a data bank. The leading vendor of automated license plate readers says they're now used in nearly every state. Police say they fight crime, but there are privacy concerns about the new technology, as Charlotte Alright reports from Vermont Public Radio.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAR STARTING)

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8:25am

Tue June 26, 2012
National Security

100 Suspected Radicals May Be Part Of U.S. Military

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 12:44 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

The U.S. military has taken a close look at itself and found evidence of threats within its ranks.

MONTAGNE: The Pentagon, along with the FBI, has conducted more than 100 investigations into possible Islamist extremists inside the military.

NPR has learned that about a dozen of those cases are considered serious.

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8:25am

Tue June 26, 2012
Business

Microsoft Snaps Up Yammer For $1.2 Billion

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with some yammering.

Microsoft is buying the tech startup Yammer for $1.2 billion, thus proving that you can get a 10 figure sales prices for a company called Yammer. It's the company's attempt to get a social network in its portfolio. Now Yammer, if you're not familiar with it, is like Facebook, but for businesses. It allows employees to see what colleagues in the same company are doing - in case you can't learn that at the water cooler.

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7:32am

Tue June 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Dock Collapses Under Michigan Wedding Party

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:25 am

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7:30am

Tue June 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Debby Is Really Dumping On Florida

Convenience store employee Lindsey Bennight watched floodwaters surround the store where she works in Crawfordville, Fla., on Monday (June 25, 2012).
Dave Martin AP

Debby is doing a number on folks along the Gulf Coast from Alabama to northern Florida.

The tropical storm, which has been lashing the region since the weekend, could dump another 2 feet of rain by the end of the week, forecasters warn. Residents are being warned to also watch out for tornadoes, flash floods and sinkholes.

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