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12:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Shots - Health News

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 2:55 pm

Dan Swangard, a 48-year-old physician from San Francisco, was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare form of metastatic cancer.
Anna Gorman/KHN

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.

As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.

Recently, however, his thoughts about how seriously ill people die have become personal. Swangard was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare form of metastatic cancer.

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11:43am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Indiana GOP To Revisit Law; Paper Weighs In With Full Page Editorial

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:19 pm

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (left) and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, both Republicans, discuss their plans for clarifying the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a news conference today at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Michael Conroy AP

Update, 11:17 p.m. ET

The Indianapolis Star's editorial board is weighing in on the matter, rather loudly, in tomorrow's edition.

Update, 8:55 p.m. ET:

Two Democrat-dominated state governments, Connecticut and Washington state, joined the boycott against Indiana on Monday.

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11:31am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

1 Person Killed After Car Tried To Ram Security Gate At NSA

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 2:24 pm

After a car attempted to crash a gate outside the NSA Monday morning, Maryland state police blocked the freeway entrance that accesses the agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.
Patrick Semansky AP

A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, in a clash that left one of the car's occupants dead.

Authorities tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that after two suspects tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate, one suspect was shot dead and the other was injured by NSA security guards.

The violence took place in Anne Arundel County, where officials say the investigation is being handled by NSA police. Fort Meade lies between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.

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11:28am

Mon March 30, 2015
Goats and Soda

Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:29 pm

Health workers suit up for Ebola duty in Monrovia, Liberia.
John W. Poole/NPR

"An epidemic is one of the few catastrophes that could set the world back drastically in the next few decades," Bill Gates warns in an essay he wrote for the March 18 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.

In the article, titled "The Next Epidemic — Lessons From Ebola," he says the Ebola epidemic is a "wake-up call."

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11:24am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Ann contemplates the little known Fifth Question: What exactly is this?
NPR

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in April 2014.

Why is this Sandwich Monday different from all other Sandwich Mondays? In honor of Passover, I introduced my non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch.

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10:57am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 1:28 pm

French President Francois Hollande (from left), President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, in November 2014.
Glenn Hunt AP

With a single keystroke, the personal information of President Obama and 30 other world leaders was mistakenly released by an official with Australia's immigration office.

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10:39am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death; 2 Students Arrested

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:20 pm

Shilpi, a cousin of Bangladeshi blogger Washiqur Rahman, is seen outside a morgue at the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. The blogger was hacked to death Monday morning by three men in the capital, police said.
A.M. Ahad AP

A Bangladeshi blogger has been hacked to death in the country's capital, Dhaka, and police have arrested two students at an Islamic seminary in connection with the slaying. Washiqur Rahman's killing comes a month after a deadly attack on another blogger in the capital by Islamists.

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10:31am

Mon March 30, 2015
Monkey See

5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 12:03 pm

Seen here in 2012, Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
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9:29am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 8:26 pm

Trevor Noah, 31, will become the new host of The Daily Show later this year.
Comedy Central

South African comedian Trevor Noah will become the new host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, stepping into the role Jon Stewart has filled for 16 years.

Confirming reports of his new job Monday morning, Noah tweeted, "No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!"

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8:53am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:59 am

Airplanes' contrails streak the sky close to where a Germanwings plane crashed last week, in Seyne les Alpes, France.
Thomas Lohnes Getty Images

Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week with 150 passengers on board, received treatment for suicidal tendencies for several years before he became a pilot, a German prosecutor says.

Christoph Kumpa, a spokesman for Duesseldorf investigators, says Lubitz "had been in treatment of a psychotherapist because of what is documented as being suicidal at that time."

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7:33am

Mon March 30, 2015
Around the Nation

4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

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7:33am

Mon March 30, 2015
NPR Story

Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 12:41 pm

Frances Stevens uses a custom ramp leading to her van. An accident at work in 1997 left her unable to walk. She received full workers' compensation benefits until two years ago, when the insurer withdrew her medications and home health aide. Her lawsuit is a test of California's use of anonymous, independent medical reviewers.
Glenna Gordon for ProPublica

Frances Stevens could have been a contender. She was training to be a Golden Gloves boxer and working as a magazine publisher in 1997 when 1,000 copies of the latest issue arrived at her San Francisco office.

"I'd just turned 30. I was an athlete. I had a job that I loved, a life that I loved," she recalls. "And in a second my life changed."

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7:32am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:33 am

Ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wait Monday for the opening of a plenary session on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Fabrice Coffrini AFP/Getty Images

With Tuesday's deadline for an international deal on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out an agreement. The debate currently centers on where Iran's nuclear fuel should be stored, and how — and when — economic sanctions should be lifted.

Other details, such as rules controlling enrichment, the length of the deal and how it would be enforced, also remain unsettled.

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7:05am

Mon March 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Twitter Account Chronicles Adventures Of 'Florida Man'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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6:03am

Mon March 30, 2015
It's All Politics

Clinton's Email Drama Hasn't Had Much Effect On 2016 Prospects

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:38 pm

Hillary Clinton listens to another panelist during an event at the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy's Select Committee on Benghazi announced Friday in a statement that Hillary Clinton had wiped her private email server clean; that the committee is getting no additional emails from her; that it's leaving open the possibility of a third-party investigation; and that Republicans are promising to bring Clinton in for more questioning.

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