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Safety Feature For Pedestrians Has Undesired Consequence
New analysis finds that the countdown clocks telling pedestrians how much time they have to cross the intersection actually increases traffic crashes.
High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions
Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.
Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules
The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers, who are paid by the state, are not similar enough to government employees to have to pay fees that help cover the costs of collective bargaining.
French Bank To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe
BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions law. It admitted that it helped clients in Sudan and other countries evade U.S. trade embargoes through its New York office.
Why Theories On Black Holes Are Full Of Holes
Research indicates that black holes are more common than astronomers previously thought. (This piece initially aired on August 7, 2013, on All Things Considered).
Sunni Muslims Declare New Caliphate, Is It For Real?
The Muslim Caliphate has not existed since the 13th century. Renee Montagne talks to historian Juan Cole, who believes this is a grandiose claim that history shows is doomed for failure.
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