Health
5:59 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Vets speak out on health care reform tax

Some veterinarians say the Affordable Care Act’s 2.3-percent tax on medical devices is unfair.

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Government
5:56 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Quinn to push for another capital construction program

Illinois’ largest capital construction program expires next year and Governor Pat Quinn says he hopes to launch a similar program.

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Courts
5:50 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Peoria County board members want a close look at public defender contract

Some Peoria County board members want to change the way the county selects its public defender attorney. The 10th Judicial Circuit Judges have used the same public defender for decades, without bidding out the service. The County Board then pays the costs for the 29 assistant public defenders. County Board member Andrew Rand says he supports effectively bidding out the service:

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Business
5:44 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Waiting game for large plant relocation in Central Illinois

Illinois is still waiting to see if its attempts to lure a $1.1 billion fertilizer plant went far enough.   Lawmakers this spring authorized an approximately $30 million tax incentive package in an attempt entice executives of Chicago's Cronus Chemicals LLC to build its new project in Tuscola, in the central Illinois.  But Iowa is offering its own tax incentives.  Spokesman Dave Lundy says the company is still evaluating cost estimates between the two sites. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:41 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

UofI Paralympian wins Chicago Marathon

  Tatyana McFadden was back in class at the University of Illinois the day after her victory in the women’s wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon. But the 24-year old Paralympian has her sights on the New York Marathon November 3rd. McFadden says the New York route poses a different challenge than the Chicago marathon.  You know, it’s different from the Chicago Marathon, because it’s not as flat, there’s lots of climbing, there’s lots of downhill.

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Around the Nation
5:02 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

On Montana Reservation, A Mixed Reception For Bisons' Return

A herd of 34 bison, pure of any cattle genes, have been introduced from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana.
Dan Boyce Montana Public Radio

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 5:19 pm

A red pickup rolls into a 1,000-acre pasture of dry grassland on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Mark Azure, director of the reservation's fish and wildlife department, is out looking for buffalo when he spots about two dozen of the furry beasts gathering around a watering hole.

The animals are "grazing, wallowing, drinking, checking us out," Azure explains. He says the tribes have been working to see these bison here for years.

"This is their home, this is where they came from," he says.

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The Two-Way
4:45 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Millions Of Miles From Shutdown, Mars Rovers Keep Working

A photo composed of nearly 900 images taken by the rover Curiosity shows a section of Gale Crater near the equator of Mars. The rovers are continuing to work through the U.S. government shutdown.
NASA AP

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 12:55 pm

The budget negotiations in Washington are not front-page news on Mars. There, millions of miles away, NASA's rovers continue to operate, taking photographs and collecting data as they prepare for the coming Martian winter.

NPR's Joe Palca has this report for our Newscast unit:

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The Two-Way
4:31 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Today Is The Last Day For The 'International Herald Tribune'

An image showing the final front page of The International Herald Tribune, published Monday Oct. 14. The newspaper will become The International New York Times Tuesday.
New York Times

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 11:49 pm

Monday marks the last day of newsstand sales of the International Herald Tribune, the newspaper that was once instrumental in keeping American expatriates up to date on their homeland. On Tuesday, the paper will bear a new name: The International New York Times.

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Science
4:02 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Why Is Cheating In Science Research On The Rise?

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 5:19 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

Cheating in science is not new, but the way it happens and the way it's detected are changing. There's a lot at stake in science research, everything from public health to valuable federal dollars.

And as Gigi Douban reports from Birmingham, Alabama, there are more people watching to keep researchers honest.

GIGI DOUBAN, BYLINE: About 60 science graduate students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working in small groups on a quiz.

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Economy
4:02 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Three Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 5:19 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics went to three American professors today. In announcing the honor, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the men all contribute to our understanding of how markets price things like stocks and homes. But as NPR's Dan Bobkoff reports, that doesn't mean the three economists always agree.

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