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- The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist
Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."
- Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables
Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
- With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront
Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.
- Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured
The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.
- After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others
When Ayodeji Ogunniyi was a pre-med student, his father was killed by three young men â€” and his life changed course. (This <em>StoryCorps</em> interview first aired Oct. 30, 2011 on <em>Weekend Edition Saturday.</em>)
- Nevada Rancher Defends Remarks, Loses Supporters
Cliven Bundy became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the feds in a fight over grazing rights. GOP politicians quickly distanced themselves after he made comments about blacks and slavery.
- Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan
The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.
- Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention
Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.
- 'He's My Partner, Not My Friend': A Primer On LGBT Etiquette
Steven Petrow is behind the new LGBT/straight etiquette column for <em>The Washington Post </em>called "Civilities." He says many letter writers are just well-meaning people afraid of doing the wrong thing.
- Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs
U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using nonunion Staples employees.
- Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help
Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.
- How One State Convinced Its 'Young Invicibles' To Get Health Insurance
Enrolling in health insurance often doesn't make good economic sense for healthy young people, as they can end up paying a lot for very little coverage. Why are young invincibles still willing to pay?
- California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons
Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.
- NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools
Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered.
- With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.