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Morning Cram
8:29 am
Tue March 27, 2012

the morning cram [you don't have to help anybody...that's what this country's all about edition]

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Do you have to buy health insurance? That's for the Court to decide.

NPR reports the US Supreme Court heads into a second day of hearings with healthcare reform in the balance. 

Morning Cram
8:39 am
Mon March 26, 2012

the morning cram [are we there yet? edition]

NPR reports the Supreme Court  begins the first of three days of oral arguments on President Obama's health care law today. The court has boiled the arguments down to four key questions. First up: Does the court even have to hear this case right now?

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Fri March 23, 2012

the morning cram [I see we meet again edition]

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There's a party in Washington, and everyone (outside of your deity, or deities of choice) is invited.

NPR reports the "Reason Rally" is being billed by some as a Woodstock for atheists, where as many as 30,000 are expected to gather and take heart in their stance. 

No more "pink slime" at Kroger stores. 

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Morning Cram
10:33 am
Thu March 22, 2012

the morning cram [I don't think it's gonna fit edition]

If you have trouble carrying it, it's probably not a carry on.

NPR reports as more fliers carry on their luggage to avoid bag fees, airlines will try to accommodate with larger overhead bins.

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8:59 am
Tue March 20, 2012

the morning cram [I gambled away more money than you'll ever understand edition]

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The odds are stacked against a casino owner who's betting on Newt Gingrich. Must be a big payout.

NPR reports one Vegas casino mogul has a personal stake in Gingrich's candidacy, and he's putting his money where his mouth is.

Kentucky ~ Prohm and Canaan will take another shot next year. Blow the whistle, get a check. We're cracking down on meth, but allergies are out of control. Pseudoephedrine isn't the only abused drug. It turns out illegal immigrants aren't supposed to get welfare. Refugees may get more protection soon. 

Morning Cram
9:17 am
Mon March 19, 2012

the morning cram [its a matter of life after death edition]

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Are children conceived  after the death of a parent are eligible for  survivors' benefits? NPR reports at  least 100 such cases are pending before the Social Security Administration.

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8:51 am
Mon March 5, 2012

the morning cram [blew out my flip-flop edition]

NPR reports the science behind why we hate political flip-floppers is simple: it's all about brains.

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9:16 am
Fri March 2, 2012

the morning cram [it was a funny angle edition]

NPR reports transportation secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter to lawmakers yesterday urging a delay in regulations which would force the industry to install rear view cameras on all new cars.

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7:58 am
Thu March 1, 2012

the morning cram [I shall call him...Mini Me edition]

In Louisiana, the military has created a mini-Afghanistan. Except this one has crocs and Cajuns. 

NPR reports the central Louisiana facility is used to train soldiers how to train soldiers as the US lets Afghan troops take the lead. 

The region saw a great deal of storm damage, and there’s more on the way.

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8:51 am
Mon February 27, 2012

the morning cram [the same thing we do every night edition]

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New research shows nerve damage can be repaired in days, not months.

NPR reports scientists have found a way to reattach severed ends of nerve cells in rats. This could mean new methods to help the more than 50,000 people a year in the U.S. who suffer nerve injuries could be available soon.

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