Captive Idaho Soldier
3:52 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Militants Say Terrorist Listing Will Add To Idaho POW's 'Hardships'

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl went missing June 30, 2009 in Afghanistan, and was later reported captured by the Taliban.
U.S. Dept. of Defense

Commanders of the militant Haqqani Network say the U.S. decision to designate the group as a terrorist organization could have repercussions for a captive Idaho soldier. That’s according to reports out Friday from Reuters and NBC.

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The Two-Way
3:18 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Armless Archer Matt Stutzman Describes How He Shoots A Bow — And Wins Medals

Archer Matt Stutzman of the U.S. prepares to shoot in the London Paralympics. Born without arms, Stutzman uses a release trigger strapped to his shoulder to fire.
Dennis Grombkowski Getty Images

American Paralympian Matt Stutzman won the silver medal in archery this week, a feat he accomplished despite being born without arms. In the men's compound open final, he was narrowly beaten by Finland's Jere Forsberg, who has the use of both arms.

In the gold medal match, Forsberg fired a perfect 10 on his final arrow to avoid a shoot-off with Stutzman.

The Paralympics have helped Stutzman, who is from Fairfield, Iowa, become something of a celebrity, thanks to his competitive spirit and his refusal to let his talents go to waste.

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Washington native Ashley Rockwell grew up in the Tri-Cities. While in high school, she studied Radio Broadcasting  at the vocational school Tri-Tech. As a freshman at Washington State University, Ashley began announcing at Northwest Public Radio, and has continued in that role even past graduation. Now the holder of degrees in neuroscience and psychology, she hopes to pursue a career where she can combine her love for science and radio.

Law
2:08 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Beard-Cutting Trial Focuses New Attention On Amish

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 3:18 pm

A curious legal case is playing out in a Cleveland courtroom. Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group are charged with attacking spiritual transgressors by cutting off their beards. The trial has brought international news coverage to the Amish --- a reclusive population better known as a quaint tourist attraction. So far testimony has mixed allegations of sex and interstate crime, with the religious significance of facial hair.

Commentary
2:04 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Week In Politics: Democratic National Convention

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 3:18 pm

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Democratic National Convention.

Sports
2:01 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

New Orleans Football Players Have Suspensions Lifted

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 3:18 pm

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Shots - Health Blog
1:55 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

How Broken Is The U.S. Health Care System? Let's Count The Ways

Complaints about disorganized health care are rampant.
IOM

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 9:29 am

Just about everybody who's ever needed health care in this country has seen firsthand the problems that make our system inefficient, costly and often downright unsatisfying.

The nonpartisan Institute of Medicine just put out a 450-page report about the problems along with some ideas for improvements.

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The Salt
1:46 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Want To Control Your Alcohol Intake? Ask For A Different Glass

Question: Which one of these glasses contains the most liquid? Answer: None. Each of them contains 4 oz. of iced tea.
Gretchen Cuda Kroen NPR

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 1:10 pm

Downed a few too many drinks at the office happy hour? The shape of the glass may be at fault — at least in part — for encouraging drinkers to overindulge. The reason, scientists say, is simple: A curved glass interferes with the ability to judge alcohol intake.

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NPR Story
1:31 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Russia Talk Throws DNC And RNC Back To Cold War

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:48 am

Robert Siegel speaks with Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, about Russia. Speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions brought up America's relations with the country.

NPR Story
1:31 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

U.S. Adds Hakani Network To Terrorism Blacklist

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 7:09 pm

The U.S. has decided to add one of the main Afghan insurgent groups to its terrorism list. The decision targets the Haqqani network, which has staged many attacks on Western interests in Afghanistan from its bases in northwestern Pakistan. The State Department announcement could also affect relations with Pakistan.

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