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5:05 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

Putting some work in ahead of cancer therapy can help speed up recovery afterward.
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Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 8:25 am

Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones.

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The Two-Way
5:03 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

A Chinese worker is seen at a construction site in Beijing. Economic changes in China and in other places have reduced demand and prices for commodities like the metal in the building's structure.
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Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 10:03 am

A mega-economic story is playing out globally. It involves U.S. interest rates, the Chinese stock market and jobs in Minnesota, Arizona and North Dakota.

And your wallet, too.

No kidding. It's all related. To see how, let your mind wander back.

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Around the Nation
4:12 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:41 am

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Around the Nation
4:12 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:41 am

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The Two-Way
4:02 am
Tue July 28, 2015

In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

Seif al-Islam is seen after his capture in 2011.
Ammar El-Darwish AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:54 am

A court in Tripoli has sentenced the son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in connection with killings during the 2011 uprising that ended Gadhafi's rule.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that because the country is in such disarray, the sentence was handed down in absentia. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"A spokesman for Tripoli's self-declared government said Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi is one of nine former regime figures who were sentenced to death today. The rest, including Libya's former spy chief, are all in a prison in Tripoli.

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Business
3:35 am
Tue July 28, 2015

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:41 am

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Latin America
2:17 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 11:09 am

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NPR Story
2:13 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:41 am

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Sports
2:13 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Cardinals Hire Jen Welter, Possibly NFL's First Female Coach

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 11:18 am

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Around the Nation
2:13 am
Tue July 28, 2015

The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Travis Moyer (center) drives the car that he built for the demolition derby in Kansas.
Frank Morris KCUR

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 10:58 am

Americans have been intentionally ramming cars into each other for sport for decades. And at this time of year, fans crowd into county fairs to see battered, souped-up cars bash each other to pieces.

This steel equivalent of blood sport draws a passionate following, and the drivers say it is deeply addicting.

"There's nothing better," says John Green, a demolition derby driver at a recent fair in Franklin County, Kan. "A lot of people say they would do it, but until you get in there and do it you never know the real feeling."

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