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State Legislatures Quarreling Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:43

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:40

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Indonesia turned away migrant boat

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:40
Indonesia says it turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Missing woman police discover body

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:37
The family of a missing woman, who is believed to have been killed, are being kept "fully updated" as a body is discovered.

Still Playing: The Theater That Saw The Birth Of Cinema

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:36

Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.

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VIDEO: Security tight for Iraq Shia pilgrimage

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:14
Security has been tightened in Baghdad to protect the many Shia Muslims who are converging on the capital.

Kirk casts net to find new ministers

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:03
The Church of Scotland launches a recruitment drive to tackle a shortage of ministers in the Kirk.

Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:49
A blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack since the start of the year.

VIDEO: 'Australian started Bradford City fire'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:47
A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, says police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire.

Government sells more Lloyds shares

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:45
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.

Easyjet profits from cheaper fuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:37
Easyjet reports a profit for the first half of its financial year, helped by lower fuel prices, a weaker euro and a strong finish to the ski season.

Verdict due for Singapore Lee critic

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:23
A Singapore court is to give its verdict in the case of a teenager accused of wounding religious feelings in a video critical of late PM Lee Kuan Yew.

'Slow cars disillusion F1 drivers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:05
BBC Sport commentator David Coulthard says F1 drivers are not being challenged enough and suggests areas for improvement.

Historic building destroyed by fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:50
A historic building on Royal Deeside is destroyed by fire in the early hours of the morning.

VIDEO: France's Hollande meets Castros

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:42
French President Francois Hollande has met Cuba's 1959 revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro on a historic trip to Havana.

Schools and business face waste law

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:27
Schools, hospitals and businesses will have to separate their waste for recycling under new legislation being put forward by Welsh ministers.

Cooper hails 'freak' Swindon win

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:25
Swindon boss Mark Cooper describes his side's thrilling 7-6 play-off semi-final victory as a "freak" and "ridiculous".

Davison investigation 'challenging'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:18
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of former senior IRA man Gerard 'Jock' Davison describes the inquiry as "very challenging".

Business in EU referendum warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:16
Plans to hold a referendum on EU membership are unhelpful for businesses in Wales and could lead to reduced investment, according to an industry body.

AMs back plan for nurse numbers law

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:14
Plans for a law to ensure Welsh hospitals have enough nurses on duty at all times are backed by AMs.

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