Voters will see nine questions on the ballot this fall, including the controversial personhood amendment, which is back before voters for a second time. Amendment 62 would define personhood from the beginning of biological development. And as Bente Birkeland reports, the arguments for and against it fall along familiar lines touching on everything from abortion rights to contraception.

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City’s big gambling halls by the end of September.
 

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September 2, 2014 | KHN · Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Also: the man who dug through John Updike’s trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · The process of becoming a man isn’t always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
 

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September 2, 2014 | WFUV · Join NPR Music for a live video webcast with alt-J. The British trio will perform songs from its strange and beautiful new album, This Is All Yours, live from New York City on Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The title is playful and nails the essence of this song. “Jackie and Wilson” is a nod, of course, to the great R&B singer, and Hozier has the voice and the backbeat to make it work.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Check out our favorite dance tracks from the past month, featuring a new anthem from Recondite and some not-so-Basic House from the founder of Opal Tapes.
 

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