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11:39am

Tue August 9, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

In Nigeria, Selling Men On Birth Control Is An Uphill Battle

Abubakar Rigasa, a peer educator, discusses family planning options with a group of men in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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Nigeria is a crowded place — it's the most populous nation in Africa, with about 155 million people. That huge population is a concern, and in the past 20 years, the birth rate has barely changed, according to the country's National Population Commission, with the average woman giving birth to five kids in 2010.

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11:34am

Tue August 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama Arrives At Dover AFB To Pay His Respects To Fallen Troops

Originally published on Tue August 9, 2011 11:53 am

President Obama arrived unannounced at Dover Air Force base in Delaware, today. He was there to pay his respects to the 30 troops killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. The remains of the servicemen were brought home by two transport planes.

NPR's Ari Shapiro, who is traveling with the president, has this report:

The Chinook helicopter crash was the deadliest single incident for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the war began a decade ago. 30 Americans were killed, almost two dozen of them Navy SEALS.

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11:02am

Tue August 9, 2011
The Two-Way

In Wake Of Two Triathletes' Deaths, NYC Event May See Changes

Triathletes begin the 1,500-meter swim (just under 1 mile) in the Hudson River as part of last year's New York City Triathlon. Two race participants died during this year's swim portion.
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The New York City Triathlon was the scene for an unprecedented tragedy Sunday, is considering changes to its screening process, after two competitors died during Sunday's race. Both Michael Kudryk, 64, and Amy Martich, 40, died during the swim portion of the event.

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10:27am

Tue August 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Sentenced To Life In Prison

A jury has sentenced polygamist leader Warren Jeffs to life in prison. The AP reports from San Angelo, Texas:

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood quietly as the decision of the Texas jury was read Tuesday. He received the maximum sentence on both counts.

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10:00am

Tue August 9, 2011
Your Money

Protecting Your Money Amid U.S. Credit Downgrade

Dow Jones dropped more than 600 points Monday, and Wall Street's nerves are shaken by the risk of another recession. So what should ordinary Americans do with their stocks now, and what does the downgrade mean for savers, borrowers, retirees and job seekers? Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Wall Street Journal Economics Reporter Sudeep Reddy.

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