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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher

 

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Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400
Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life. 
Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:39:00 -0400
After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile. 
White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:48:00 -0400
The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. 
What We See In The Eric Garner Video, And What We Don't  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:03:14 -0400
Once again, an unarmed black man has died in a confrontation with police. This time the clash was captured on video. You'd think that might make everything clearer. You'd be wrong. 
Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:47:04 -0400
It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer. 
N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:25:54 -0400
A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state. 
Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:12 -0400
Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week. 
Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:12 -0400
A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership. 
LA Bicycle Commuters Form 'Bike Trains' For Safety  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:12 -0400
A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered. 
What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:00 -0400
Linda Wertheimer talks with Bloomberg View sportswriter Kavitha Davidson about the NFL's suspension of the Baltimore Ravens running back for assaulting his then-fiancee, now wife. 
A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:00 -0400
House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess. 
Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:00 -0400
Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history. 
U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:00:13 -0400
Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. 
LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:55:58 -0400
A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. 
Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:41:00 -0400
A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.