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9:33 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

Getting to this point can be very expensive if in-vitro fertilization is involved.
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Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 9:37 am

Infertility treatment is a numbers game in some respects: How many treatments will it take to conceive a child? And how much can you afford?

Even as insurance plans are modestly improving their coverage of such treatments, clinics and others are coming up with creative ways to cover the costs to help would-be parents reduce their risk for procedures that can run tens of thousands of dollars. Some even offer a money-back guarantee if patients don't conceive, while one online program lets people pool some funding.

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Tue September 2, 2014

32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

Police near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.

Blake Farmer of NPR member station WPLN tells our Newscast unit that 17 of them are still on the loose. Blake sent this report:

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Politics
7:01 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Women are more likely to take time off to care for a sick child or elderly adult, making mandatory paid sick leave a hot partisan topic.
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Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.

But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.

Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.

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The Two-Way
6:50 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia

The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.

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Around the Nation
6:03 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated

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Around the Nation
5:56 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:24 am

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:11 am

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Tue September 2, 2014

German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:24 am

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Latin America
5:07 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S.

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Business
5:07 am
Tue September 2, 2014

What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

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Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 10:01 am

Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's name will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.

The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.

As of Monday, a company called WTAS is adopting the Andersen name and, in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.

'That Was The End'

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