As Florida Recount Deadline Passes, Palm Beach County Falls Short

Updated at 4:09 p.m. ET The Florida recount saga entered a new and unprecedented chapter today. As a 3 p.m. deadline came and went for Florida's 67 counties to submit results from a machine recount to the Secretary of State's office, not all of them made it in time. Palm Beach County, a heavily populated Democratic stronghold in the state which has been plagued by antiquated, failing equipment, failed to meet the deadline and submitted initial tallies collected on Saturday. "It was a heroic...

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To Your Health: Nurse Practitioners

A March 2017 study by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimated there could be a shortage of over 43,000 primary care physicians by 2030. This is why, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the health partner of choice for millions of Americans is quickly becoming a Nurse Practitioner. This is National Nurse Practitioner Week. All Nurse Practitioners must complete a master's or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their...

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Julia Holter studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts and grabbed the attention of a number of avant music-enthusiasts, including the ever-exploring Lars Gottrich of NPR Music, with her 2011 debut titled Tragedy.

In Order To Live With People, Canines Evolved To Love Carbs

Jan 24, 2013

These days, a trip down the dog food aisle of your local pet store or supermarket can be a little overwhelming. There are hundreds of brands out there, catering to – let's be honest – every dog owner's taste: everything from generic kibble to organic nuggets.

There are even dog food cookbooks and specialty gourmet shops for people who want their pets to eat as well – or better – than they do.

How did we get here? The first step happened thousands of years ago, when meat-eating wolves evolved to tolerate people – and their more starchy, plant-based diet.

New Bill Would Require Registering Guns With School

Jan 23, 2013
Missouri Senate

Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require parents to notify their kids’ schools if they are gun owners.

If passed, parents would have to provide written notification that they own a firearm within 30 days of enrolling their child in school or within 30 days of becoming a gun owner if the child is already enrolled.  Failure to do so would result in a $100 fine. Supporters say it would address gun violence in Missouri’s urban areas, particularly in St. Louis and Kansas City.

New Ballooning Record Set In Antarctica

Jan 23, 2013
Washington University

Scientists set a new ballooning record Wednesday in Antarctica. The two-ton Super TIGER balloon has now been afloat for 45 days, breaking the previous record on the frozen continent. The balloon carries equipment that collects data about cosmic rays from deep in the universe.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Jan 23, 2013

The IRA charitable rollover is an opportunity for those eligible to make a gift to a charity of their choice, like KRCU. We asked Trudy Lee to give us the details about the IRA charitable rollover.  

The IRA charitable rollover legislation allows you to transfer lifetime gifts up to $100,000 using funds from your individual retirement account (IRA) without undesirable tax effects. You may contribute funds this way through December 31, 2013, if:

Emerson Resigns; Special Election Set For June

Jan 23, 2013
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson
U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson officially resigned on Tuesday morning. She submitted her letter of resignation to Governor Jay Nixon and House Speaker John Boehner.

Governor Nixon set a special election for June 4.

“I am honored to serve the people of the Eighth Congressional District since 1996. They are an outstanding example of the very best our American communities have to offer: smart, strong citizens who are always ready to lead,” Emerson said in a written statement. “At a time when the popularity of Congress hovers in the single digits, it has never been more important for us to instill their virtues in our elected representatives.  Congress is the branch of government closest to the people.  We must strive to make it representative of us and our national desire to accomplish great things together.”

Under Missouri state law the state needs at least 10 weeks to set up an election but Missouri Secretary of State spokesperson Liz Abram-Oldham says federal law requires closer to 120 days.

“And that’s just to make that our military personnel, and especially military personnel overseas, and any other Missouri citizens who would be affected by this vote that are overseas, do have the opportunity,” Abram-Oldham said. “We don’t want to disenfranchise anyone just to get someone in office faster.”

Emerson had served Missouri’s 8th Congressional District since 1996. District party committees will select their nominees to run in the special election in the heavily Republican district. Peter Kinder, Lloyd Smith, Sarah Steelman, Todd Richardson and Jason Smith are among a group of thirteen Republicans who are vying for their party’s nomination.

Below is the text of Representative Emerson’s resignation letters to Gov. Nixon and Speaker Boehner. 

Missouri Lawmakers Introduce New Gun Bills

Jan 22, 2013
Johnmac7227 / Flickr

As Washington lawmakers mull gun control measures, Missouri legislators prepare to tackle two bills of their own. One bill would allow teachers and school administrators to carry concealed firearms in schools, and the other would make it illegal to enforce any new federal laws banning or restricting ownership of semi-automatic firearms in Missouri.

Editor's Note: Robert has added a postscript to this post. Scroll down or click here to read it.

We wax, we wane. It's the dance of life.

Every living thing is a pulse. We quicken, then we fade. There is a deep beauty in this, but deeper down, inside every plant, every leaf, inside every living thing (us included) sits a secret.

President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention.

But Obama's reference was very likely lost on many in the generations that have come of age long after gay men resisted police harassment at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City.

Jan. 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

But the conventional wisdom that the court's 7-2 decision marked the beginning of a contentious battle that still rages today is not the case, according to those on both sides of the dispute.


As Heard on Fresh Air

'Sex, Lies And Stardom': Exploitation In Howard Hughes' Hollywood

Billionaire filmmaker Howard Hughes has long been regarded as one of Hollywood's most eccentric and prolific playboys. A few years back, writer and film critic Karina Longworth stumbled onto an online message board, listing women Hughes had had sexual relationships with — just a list of names, no other information. "In each of these names there's a whole life and a whole story," says Longworth, who hosts the film podcast You Must Remember This . Longworth's new book, Seduction: Sex, Lies and...

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