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Health Centers Hurt In States That Skipped Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:41

Most of the affected patients live in the South, because every state in the region except Arkansas and Kentucky opted against expanding the Medicaid program for the poor.

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What Are The Most (And Least) Charitable U.S. States?

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:40

There are only two U.S. states where at least 50 percent of residents say they've recently given either money or time to charity: Utah and Minnesota, according to a new Gallup poll.

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Ford Recalls Nearly 700,000 Vehicles To Fix Safety Problems

Fri, 2014-05-09 09:51

The defects include a glitch that can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in some rollover crashes, and exterior door handles that can bind and stop the door from latching properly.

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Democrats Divided Over Participation In Benghazi Panel

Fri, 2014-05-09 08:56

The House voted to establish a panel to look into circumstances surrounding the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others.

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U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

Fri, 2014-05-09 08:19

Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.

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Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Saavy Immigrants Working In US

Fri, 2014-05-09 08:15

What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration lawyer Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa.

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Russia's President Visits Annexed Crimea

Fri, 2014-05-09 07:58

In remarks on a major Russian holiday, Vladimir Putin hailed Crimea's "return to the Motherland." It was his first appearance in the territory since March when Russia annexed the Ukrainian region.

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Flood Of Noahs Hit U.S. Cribs In 2013, Taking Baby Name Honors

Fri, 2014-05-09 07:25

After 54 years of dominance, Jacob and Mark were overcome by Noah as the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. Sophia was the top pick for girls.

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NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

Fri, 2014-05-09 06:34

Jarl Mohn currently serves on the boards of several organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Southern California Public Radio. He will be NPR's fourth leader since the start of 2009.

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What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph

Fri, 2014-05-09 05:36

What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today? And how has it changed since 1970?

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As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down

Fri, 2014-05-09 05:32

Think you know what craft beer is? Since the last time you checked, the meaning has probably changed. Increasingly, the industry is making exceptions to the definition to accommodate big breweries.

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NFL Draft's First Round: Manziel Slides, No Running Backs Taken

Fri, 2014-05-09 04:39

The Houston Texans used the NFL draft's No. 1 pick to take Jadeveon Clowney. The story of the night was how the Cleveland Browns wound up with a new quarterback, Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.

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Hoarding Can Start Early, But Signs Are Hard To See In Teens

Fri, 2014-05-09 04:32

Most people with hoarding disorder are older, but researchers say teenagers can have many of the symptoms. The fact that they haven't had enough time to accumulate stuff may mask the problem.

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Russia Shows Off Military In Red Square Victory Day Parade

Fri, 2014-05-09 03:32

A parade of troops, tanks and missile launchers made its way through Red Square to mark Victory Day and commemorate the World War II defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business, But At What Cost?

Fri, 2014-05-09 01:35

The Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to let small businesses get financed by the masses. Investing in startups is risky, though. Meanwhile, critics are wary of regulation.

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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:52

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?

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Books With Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges' Funding At Risk

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:43

Students in South Carolina state colleges are rallying against what they see as a conservative attack on academic freedom.

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Saying Goodbye To A Friend Who's 'Ready To Go Home'

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:35

Eddie Lanier was homeless when David Wright brought him home years ago for a shower and a meal. Today, Eddie is terminally ill and in hospice care — but he's not afraid to die, he tells his friend.

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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:34

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.

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For Moms In Congress, Votes Mix With Diapers And School Pickup

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:32

There are just nine women who have given birth while serving in Congress. In some ways, they're like all working moms who can't find enough time in the day. But there are also significant differences.

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