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Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:06:00 -0400
The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough? 
Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:59:00 -0400
There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization. 
Florida Ruling Is A Primer On Redistricting Chicanery  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:55:00 -0400
What makes the judge's opinion such fun reading for students of politics is the highlighting of how political operatives tried to avoid leaving fingerprints on the maps. 
House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:35:00 -0400
While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own. 
Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:18:00 -0400
North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts. A judge will soon decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed. 
Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:38:00 -0400
He worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.  
In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:37:00 -0400
Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up. 
WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:11:00 -0400
The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif. 
U.S. Had Heads-Up Over Destruction Of 'Guardian' Hard Drives  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:44:00 -0400
The hard drives contained information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. At the time, the White House distanced itself from the U.K. government's actions. 
Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:40:00 -0400
The practice came under fire last week, when opponents prevented two buses holding detained migrants from entering a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif. 
Suicide Attempt Survivors Seek A Voice In Helping Others At Risk  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:38:00 -0400
People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences. 
LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:33:00 -0400
The NBA star will play for the Cavaliers next season. He opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami. 
Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:18:44 -0400
The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in. 
In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:18:44 -0400
T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor. 
With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:18:44 -0400
Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.