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The New Economics Of College Football Playoffs
With the new NCAA football playoffs, the economics of the amateur league may be about to change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate.com about the money behind the games.
Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service
Hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms.
Death Becomes Disturbingly Routine: The Diary Of An Ebola Doctor
Even veteran health care workers are shaken by Ebola's toll. "I've certified the deaths of more patients than in my last two decades," says Dr. Joe Selanikio, an American working in Sierra Leone.
In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care
The Oregon Health Plan just started covering the cost of reassignment surgery for transgender people. Oregon joins a handful of states that provide such coverage through Medicaid.
Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries.
The Consumer Electronics Show has wrapped up its showcase of the latest in high-tech gizmos. But according to a survey from Fortune magazine, many Americans have a simpler wish: longer battery life.
Uptown Boy: Mark Ronson And The Producer As Rock Star
A studio tinkerer with a perfectionist streak, Ronson himself admits he can't sing. Instead, he built a reputation on instinct and good taste.
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