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Shots - Health News
5:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Freezing Eggs To Make Babies Later Moves Toward Mainstream

Human embryos under a microscope at an IVF clinic in La Jolla, Calif.
Sandy Huffaker Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 1:03 pm

Doctors who specialize in treating infertility are making a big change in their position on a controversial practice. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has concluded that freezing women's eggs to treat infertility should no longer be considered "experimental."

The group plans to officially announce the change on Monday.

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2:55 am
Fri October 19, 2012

'Black Monday' Plunge: From 'High Life' To Street Life

Robert Griffo, 57, was working on Wall Street when the market crashed on Black Monday.

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 1:03 pm

Robert Griffo was living the high life at an investment firm on Wall Street when the stock market crashed 25 years ago on Black Monday. Along with the Dow Jones industrial average, Griffo's life tumbled.

Griffo tells StoryCorps he worked with the investment company for 11 years.

"I was making a lot of money," he says. "I used to walk over homeless people at Grand Central Station when they were begging for money, and I'd say, 'You need to get a job.' But I lost myself on Wall Street."

When the market crashed on Oct. 19, 1987, Griffo thought he would be let go.

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It's All Politics
2:54 am
Fri October 19, 2012

The Third-Party Factor: Will 2012 Look Like 2000?

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson addresses students at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in September.
Jim Mone AP

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 1:03 pm

As the presidential race enters its final weeks, there are many factors that could affect the outcome: a great — or terrible — debate performance by one of the candidates on Monday in Florida; the next jobs report; or the presence of third-party candidates who are on the ballot in almost every state.

Gary Johnson, the former two-term governor of New Mexico who's running on the Libertarian ticket, is on the ballot in 48 states.

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Planet Money
2:53 am
Fri October 19, 2012

The Candidate Is Fake; The Consultants Are Real

One consultant's vision for our political ad: "I see a horse."

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 12:31 pm

When our series began yesterday, we brought together five economists from across the political spectrum and had them create a platform for their dream presidential candidate. It's a platform — Get rid of a tax deduction for homeowners!

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7:40 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Marie Antoinette's Slippers Sell At Auction

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 12:11 pm



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Back in the late 1700s, the resentful subjects of France's Marie Antoinette gave her the nickname Madame Deficit. The queen's extravagant lifestyle ended at the guillotine. But she left behind some treasures, including a delicate pair of green and pink silk striped slippers. On the anniversary of her execution this week, they were sold by a Parisian auction house at a price fit for a queen - more than $65,000. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

Around the Nation
7:31 am
Thu October 18, 2012

New Yorker Waits To Cash Winning Lottery Ticket

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 12:11 pm



7:23 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Senator Gillibrand and Challenger Long Debate in Saratoga Springs

Wendy Long is challenging Sen. Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and challenger Wendy Long traded barbs over taxes, abortion and the economy in a sometimes contentious debate.

The two Senate candidates faced off at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday evening.

Democrat Gillibrand is a heavy favorite in her bid to be re-elected to the seat she was appointed to in 2009 after Hillary Rodham Clinton became secretary of state. Gillibrand won the election to finish the last two years of Clinton's term in 2010.

Republican Long is a New York City attorney making her first run for elected office.

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New York News
7:15 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Student Arrested on Terror Charges

Elizabeth Williams AP

A 21-year-old man arrested on charges he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City is being held without bail after appearing in federal court.

Officials say Quazi Nafis was arrested Wednesday morning after a sting operation. Authorities say he parked a van filled with what he believed were explosives outside the building and tried to detonate it.

His bomb was not real, though, and his associates actually were undercover officers who arrested him.

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7:07 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Hayworth, Maloney Meet Again in Dutchess County Forum

Hank Gross

First-term incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth faced Democrat challenger Sean Patrick Maloney on Wednesday, during a forum sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

They are running for a seat in the new 18th New York Congressional District.  Recent polls indicate the race tight.

The 45 minute exchange allowed both candidates a brief opportunity to describe their qualifications and express differences on several key issues

Contender Maloney served three years as staff secretary for President Bill Clinton.

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7:02 am
Thu October 18, 2012

WAMC Sports News

CC Sabathia takes the mound this afternoon in what could be the Yankees last chance to save their season.
AP Photo

The St. Louis Cardinals have taken a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series by outlasting the San Francisco Giants 3-1 in a game that was interrupted by a three and a-half hour rain delay at Busch Stadium. The big hit was a Matt Carpenter two-run homer for the Cards in the third inning. Carpenter entered the game as a replacement for Carlos Beltran, who was taken out after grounding out in the first inning. The Cards say Beltran has a strained knee and his status is uncertain for Game 4, taking place tonight at Busch Stadium.

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