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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:26

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

Thu, 2014-11-13 18:28

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.

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'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:51

One Secret Service officer was on his cellphone when a man jumped the fence and made his way into the mansion in September. A review finds gaps in communication and training in the security response.

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Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:06

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

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Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:02

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:11

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:43

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:41

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:25

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smokey Cheater.

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Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:14

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.

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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:38

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.

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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:13

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?

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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:13

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.

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Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:06

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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FIFA Clears Qatar, Russia Of World Cup Corruption, Ignites Furor

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:01

A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."

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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets and Cameras

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:03

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Ferran Adria And Fellow Star Chefs Talk Biodiversity In Brazil

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:51

A group of chefs gathered this month in Sao Paolo to talk about how they can help preserve biodiversity. Among their warnings: If we lose food products, we will lose flavors and traditions.

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Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot of Eye Infections

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:31

Almost 1 million people a year end up with painful eye infections, and improper contact lens care is a big reason why, according to a new study from the CDC.

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Doctor At Center Of Deadly Sterilizations In India Arrested

Thu, 2014-11-13 08:46

The toll from the botched procedures is now 13 with scores more sick. Dr R.K. Gupta, who has performed 50,000 sterilizations over his career, told Reuters that he was being made a scapegoat.

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