Shots - Health News
9:39 am
Fri April 11, 2014

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

You've been there, and you know it doesn't feel good. But an app based on the science of circadian rhythms could help reduce the suffering of jet lag.
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Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 2:45 pm

Jet lag is nobody's idea of fun. A bunch of mathematicians say they can make the adjustment less painful with a smartphone app that calculates the swiftest way to adjust.

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The Two-Way
9:03 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Pope Francis Asks Abuse Victims' Forgiveness

Pope Francis on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.
Claudio Peri EPA/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 9:45 am

Pope Francis asked Friday for forgiveness from the victims of pedophile priests in some of his strongest words to date about the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome that:

"The pope has come under fire from advocacy groups for a perceived lack of attention to the issue.

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The Two-Way
8:27 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Optimism, But No Breakthrough In Search For Malaysian Jet

Sgt. Trent Wyatt looks out an observation window on Friday from aboard a Royal New Zealand air force P-3 Orion maritime search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean. So far there's been no sign of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. But officials are hoping that sounds detected below the surface are coming from one or both of the plane's black boxes.
Richard Wainwright Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 9:06 am

Hopes were both raised and lowered Friday by officials involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The jet and the 239 people on board have now been missing for five weeks.

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Out and About
7:57 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Bela Fleck brings his Banjo Concerto to PSO concert

Credit Peoria Symphony Orchestra

This week, we're talking with banjo virtuoso and multiple-Grammy-winner Bela Fleck. He's performing his composition "The Imposter," a concerto for banjo and orchestra, with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in their concert on Saturday night. He talks about the piece itself, the story behind its composition, and his wide-ranging musical career and collaborations.

 

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The Two-Way
7:05 am
Fri April 11, 2014

VIDEO: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton; No Harm Done

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ducks after a woman threw a shoe at her while she was delivering remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on Thursday in Las Vegas.
Isaac Brekken Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:10 pm

Hillary Clinton was not struck Thursday when a woman threw a shoe at the former secretary of state while she was on stage in Las Vegas giving the keynote speech at conference hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

"What was that, a bat? Was that a bat?" Clinton said moments after the footwear flew by.

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State News
6:57 am
Fri April 11, 2014

St. Joseph couple raising awareness about mental illness

Rich and Holly Brandt at their home in St. Joseph, Il.
Sean Powers Illinois Public Radio/WILL

All this month, we’re taking a close look at mental health care in Illinois in a series we’re calling “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois.” Yesterday, we heard about the long wait many people face to see a psychiatrist in region. Today, we hear from Rich and Holly Brandt. They’re a married couple in the Champaign County town of St. Joseph. Both were diagnosed with a mental illness. As Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Powers reports, they dedicate their lives to raising awareness, and refuse to give in to stigma or labels.

Life didn’t turn out the way Rich Brandt thought it would.

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Around the Nation
6:23 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

The Two-Way
6:18 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters surround a barricade made by used tires and barbed wire Friday in Donetsk, Ukraine. Pro-Russian protesters took control of the government building and have held it since Sunday.
The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images

Originally published on Sat April 12, 2014 12:36 am

In Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, activists who want to align the country more with Russia seized a regional administration building in the center of town last weekend. NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro went inside the building Friday and reports on what it was like:

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Around the Nation
6:04 am
Fri April 11, 2014

When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.

Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Exercise scheduled near PIA

Anyone driving near the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport Saturday morning may notice a number of emergency responders flooding the area.

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