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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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  • Children Labeled 'Bipolar' May Get A New Diagnosis
    Since the mid-1990s, the number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder has increased a staggering 4,000 percent. But some psychiatrists have long argued the label has created a flood of misdiagnosis. An industry working group proposes what it says is a better definition of what these children, torn apart by their own anger, are going through.
  • Letters: Childhood Obesity, Personal Ads
    A letter from one listener weighs in on an often unconsidered aspect of childhood obesity: emotional eating. And another listener thinks he knows what a 54-year-old woman implied when she wrote "sexually, I'm a Switzerland" in her personal ad.
  • Bernanke Outlines Fed's 'Exit Strategy' From Banks
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined Wednesday the Fed's "exit strategy," the plan by which the central bank will reduce its role in propping up the financial system. The Fed is looking to wind down the unprecedented lending programs it put in place during the financial crisis.
  • Ala. Governor, Attorney General Spar Over Bingo
    Alabama's governor and state attorney general are at odds over electronic bingo machines. Last week, Republican Gov. Bob Riley sent state troopers to the two big bingo halls without search warrants. The courts made him back down. Now, Republican Attorney General Troy King says the governor has gone too far.
  • Rep. Ryan On Republican Budget Blueprint
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has put forward a plan for taking on the federal budget. President Obama says he has read the proposal and agrees with portions of it. Congressman Ryan discusses the plan.
  • Is Paterson Media Frenzy Much Ado About Nothing?
    New York Gov. David Paterson has found himself in the curious position of handling unspecified allegations of personal misconduct rumored to be contained in an upcoming article in The New York Times. But Paterson denounced news outlets and political figures for trafficking in "false allegations, unsubstantiated rumors, and in some cases, straight-out lies."
  • N.Y. Governor Faces Casino Contract Scrutiny
    New York Gov. David Paterson may have swatted away rumors of sex and drug use, but he is still dogged by another big controversy: gambling. New York state has decided to give a casino contract to a politically connected firm, and some are asking if Paterson did it to bolster his re-election.
  • Telling Stories Of War, One Person At A Time
    The Postmistress, a new novel by Sarah Blake, tells two stories set during the early days of World War II. In the first, an American radio reporter sends back dispatches from London during the Blitz, and in the second, two residents of a small Massachusetts town respond to those reports.
  • Snowstorm Pummels Nation's Capital
    Washington, D.C., was among the cities smacked Wednesday by a major snowstorm that hit the mid-Atlantic region. Blizzard-like conditions persisted for much of the day. There was little traffic, and many workers stayed home. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Allison Keyes about wintry weather in the nation's capital.
  • Maryland Gov. Warns Motorists To Stay Off Roads
    Wednesday's winter storm brought near-whiteout conditions on the East Coast. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has been urging people throughout his state to stay off the roads. He's warned drivers — don't expect to see pavement on most roads until the end of the week. Michele Norris talks to Gov. O'Malley about conditions in Maryland.

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