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9:13am

Tue April 19, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Give An Organ And Get Health Insurance Headaches

If you decide to donate a kidney or other organ to someone in need, the recipient's health insurance will pick up the tab for both of you as part of the cost of transplantation.

But that doesn't mean that living donors without health insurance are in the clear. Though only the healthiest people can pass muster as potential donors, once they've given up a kidney or part of their liver, pancreas or lung, they need regular medical follow-up to make sure they stay healthy.

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9:12am

Tue April 19, 2011
Economy

New-Home Construction, Permits Rise In March

Home construction increased 7.2 percent in March from February to a seasonally adjusted 549,000 units, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Building permits, an indicator of future construction, rose 11.2 percent after hitting a five-decade low in February.

Still, the building pace is far below the 1.2 million units a year that economists consider healthy. And March's improvement came after construction fell in February to its second-lowest level on records dating back more than a half-century.

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8:55am

Tue April 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Meet The New Beetle; Same (Or Close?) As The Old Beetle

Volkswagen is going after male buyers with its new, supposedly more masculine Beetle, NPR's Sonari Glinton reported on Morning Edition.

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8:10am

Tue April 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Should Air Traffic Controllers Be Allowed To Sleep During Their Breaks?

During his story today on Morning Edition about the half-dozen incidents in recent weeks when air traffic controllers were reportedly asleep on the job as passenger jets came in for late

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7:45am

Tue April 19, 2011
The Two-Way

S&P's Warning Was 'Shot Across The Bow' Aimed At Congress

Good morning.

There was word overnight, as we reported earlier, about the death of marathon great Grete Waitz of Norway. She was 57 and had battled cancer for many years.

As for other stories making headlines, they include:

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