Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:53 am
Fri May 24, 2013

The Morning Cram [can’t stop edition]

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From NPR: Itch can be a useful warning sign, or a maddening symptom with no cure. But the origins of itch have long been a mystery. Scientists think they've come closer to understanding the origins of itch in a molecule that makes mice scratch like mad.

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Morning Cram
7:47 am
Thu May 23, 2013

The Morning Cram [if you can’t stand the heat edition]

From NPR: Organizing for Action — a group that formed out of President Obama's re-election campaign — has focused its ire on Republicans it calls "climate change deniers." But some environmentalists are frustrated with the president himself on issues like the Keystone pipeline.

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Morning Cram
7:38 am
Wed May 22, 2013

The Morning Cram [golden girls edition]

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From NPR: Some single baby boomers are moving into group houses, a college-era solution to their modern needs. Housemates share costs, socialize, and cheer each other on through life's thick and thin.

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Morning Cram
7:55 am
Tue May 21, 2013

The Morning Cram [luck o’ the irish edition]

From NPR: Tim Cook will address reports that his company pays billions less than it should in U.S. taxes each year at a Tuesday hearing in Washington. According to a report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Apple avoids the tax payments by shifting profits to subsidiaries in Ireland.

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Morning Cram
7:57 am
Mon May 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [trickle out edition]

From NPR: The number of poor people living in America's suburbs now surpasses those in cities or rural areas. Long focused on the urban poor, social service agencies are now trying to respond to the basic needs of a much more far-flung population.

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Morning Cram
7:59 am
Fri May 17, 2013

The Morning Cram [people’s court edition]

From NPR: With budgets tight, the court in San Joaquin County, Calif., stopped hearing all small claims cases in September. More than 800 people have since filed claims with no hearing dates in sight. Many other counties nationwide are experiencing similar delays for civil cases as they grapple with spending cuts.

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Morning Cram
8:04 am
Thu May 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [senator who? edition]

From NPR: Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is introducing legislation with other lawmakers Thursday that would change the way the military prosecutes sexual assault cases. It's the latest high-publicity move for a senator who was almost unknown four years ago when she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Wed May 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [ma’am yes ma’am edition]

From NPR: The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines must submit plans Wednesday for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions. The move will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them, but the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.

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Morning Cram
8:17 am
Tue May 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [smooth operator edition]

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From NPR: The Associated Press is protesting what it calls a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its news gathering. The target of that wrath is the U.S. Justice Department, which secretly collected phone records for several AP reporters last year.

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Morning Cram
8:21 am
Mon May 13, 2013

The Morning Cram [ high in the sky edition]

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From NPR: Since 1958, researchers have been measuring the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory. The remote outpost has just reported a carbon dioxide level of 400 parts per million — the highest it has climbed in the modern age.

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