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9:35 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Updated Training Of Birth Control Counselors Boosts Use Of IUDs

When health care providers have the latest information on various birth control methods, research suggests, more of their patients who use birth control choose a long-acting reversible method, like the IUD.
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Just over half of all pregnancies in America are unplanned.

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The Two-Way
9:14 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

New York Man Accused Of Plotting To Explode Pressure Cooker Bombs

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 9:24 am

U.S. authorities arrested a 20-year-old Queens man over the weekend suspected of plotting to detonate a pressure cooker bomb in New York to show his devotion to the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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Books
6:13 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

The Heat Is On With These Summer Romance Novels

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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Race
6:12 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Rachel Dolezal's Story Sparks Questions About 'How People Experience Race'

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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A national conversation about race grew louder today with these four words - I identify as black. They were spoken by Rachel Dolezal in an interview this morning with NBC's "Today Show."

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Goats and Soda
6:11 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

Schoolgirls in Ethiopia examine a new feminine product: underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad.
Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:14 pm

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention:

"I'll say, 'Okay, Everyone stand up and yell the word 'Blood!' or say, 'Half of the people in the world have their period!'"

It's her way of getting people talking about a topic that a lot of people, well, aren't comfortable talking about: menstrual hygiene.

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Sports
5:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Alleged Hack Of Astros Database Included Player Information

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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And we're going to hear more now about this alleged baseball hack. I'm joined by longtime baseball writer, Richard Justice. He is a columnist for mlb.com.

Richard, welcome to the program.

RICHARD JUSTICE: Thank you, Melissa.

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Politics
5:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Jeb Bush Begins Mission To Win-Over New Hampshire Voters

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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Sports
5:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

To Keep Going During The Finals, LeBron James Can't Take A Day Off

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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So what do you do on your day off?

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Even if you cleaned the yard and did the laundry, compared to LeBron James, most of you are slackers.

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It's All Politics
5:13 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Growing Up In Protected Americana, Hillary Clinton Looked Outside The Cocoon

Hillary Clinton, featured in a high school yearbook with the student council.
Tamara Keith NPR

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 9:50 am

This story is part of NPR's series Journey Home. We're going to the places presidential candidates call home and finding out what those places tell us about how they see the world.

Hillary Clinton's family moved to Park Ridge, Ill., in 1950 when she was a toddler. It's a quiet, upper middle-class suburb of Chicago — except for all the airplanes.

"Park Ridge is right under O'Hare," said Ernie Rickets, who grew up with Clinton. "It's in the final approach"

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The Two-Way
5:12 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

U.S. Women Beat Nigeria 1-0, Win Group And Advance To Elimination Rounds

Abby Wambach of the U.S., from right, celebrates with teammates Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath after scoring against Nigeria at the end of the first half Tuesday during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, Canada.
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Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 10:25 pm

Updated 9:50 p.m. ET:

U.S. veteran Abby Wambach, making her first start of the World Cup, scored her first goal of the tournament and the 183rd of her storied international career to push the Americans past Nigeria on Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada.

The 1-0 victory allowed the U.S. to win their group and advance into the elimination round, where they'll face another group's third-place team on Monday, followed by a possible matchup against Cameroon or China later next week.

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