Shots - Health News
10:34 am
Mon January 28, 2013

What's Wrong With Calling Obesity A Medical Problem?

Fat, fit or both?
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Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 9:26 am

Americans have gotten heavier since 1980 — this we know.

And most doctors would say that the extra weight has made us more prone to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and even cancer.

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Africa
10:11 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Zimbabwe Activists Won't Back Down To Mugabe

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 1:55 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we keep hearing about the trouble kids can get into and cause with their online identities, but new research suggests that there are some advantages, too, and we will talk about that in our new miniseries, Social Me, and we'll start that series in just a few minutes.

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National Security
10:11 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Rep. Duckworth: About Time For Women In Combat

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up in the program we will have the first of a series of conversations we're having this week about how young people are using social media. We're calling the series Social Me and that will be later in the program.

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The Two-Way
9:58 am
Mon January 28, 2013

After Rising To Pre-recession Levels, Stocks Pause; Will Bulls Resume Running?

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
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Almost as surely as the sun rises in the east, stories about the stock market hitting new highs are sure to be followed by declines in key indexes.

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The Two-Way
8:52 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Iran Claims 'Major Achievement;' Says Monkey Was Sent Into Space

An image from Iran's state-controlled Press TV showing the monkey that was reportedly sent into space today strapped into its seat.
Press TV

Iranian state TV says that nation today successfully launched a "living creature into space."

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Local News
8:50 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced In Congress This Week

Advocates of the Violence Against Women Act have reintroduced the bill to congress this week. Also known as "VAWA", the bill could have major impacts on how authorities respond to domestic violence against Native Americans, Undocumented Immigrants, and members of the LGBT community. However, as KUNM News Intern Christine Trudeau reports, the bill could also be killed by house republicans, again, if a compromise can't be met.

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Local News
8:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Albuquerque Officials Eye Changes To Police Review

Two members of the Albuquerque City Council say they want the city to consider changing how it oversees the Police Department.

Councilors Dan Lewis and Don Harris are proposing a study to consider ways to revamp the existing system under which a commission and an office handle citizens' complaints against police officers.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VfQean) reports that activists and relatives of people shot by police question the effectiveness of the Police Oversight Commission.

Local News
8:32 am
Mon January 28, 2013

7 In 10 Births In New Mexico Paid For By Medicaid

Seven in 10 births in New Mexico are paid for by Medicaid.

The Albuquerque Journal cites (http://bit.ly/VpAkxz) a recent analysis by the state Legislative Finance Committee that shows 71 percent of the nearly 27,800 babies born in New Mexico during 2010 were paid for by the state and federally funded health insurance program for the poor.

Experts say the large number of Medicaid births reflects a slew of problems in New Mexico, such as high rates of unemployment, drug use, school dropout and teen pregnancy.

Local News
8:30 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Gun Restrictions Go Before NM Legislative Panel

New Mexico lawmakers are turning their attention to a proposal that will require criminal background checks of people buying firearms from private sellers, including at gun shows.

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled Monday to consider the legislation by Democratic Rep. Miguel Garcia of Albuquerque.

Federal law requires background checks for sales by licensed dealers in stores or at gun shows. However, the law doesn't cover firearm sales between private individuals, whether at a gun show or someone's home.

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Local News
8:27 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Fraud Allegedly Targeted Dell Computers

Court papers allege that somebody fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in parts from Dell Computers by making hundreds of calls while pretending to place orders for Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VfQh5P ) reports that the alleged fraud reportedly started in 2007 and continued until 2010.

The case was turned over to the Secret Service that year after a security investigator for Round Rock, Texas-based Dell contacted Albuquerque police.

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