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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:06

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

Tue, 2015-04-21 06:41

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Charged With Manslaughter

Tue, 2015-04-21 06:23

The captain and a crew member are among the boat's 28 survivors; the U.N. says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.

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Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:20

The CDC has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:03

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

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Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Tue, 2015-04-21 02:43

Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters.

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Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

Tue, 2015-04-21 01:07

The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:58

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:57

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:56

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:55

In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

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National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:53

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Norway Becoming First Country to Eliminate FM Radio

Mon, 2015-04-20 16:01

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

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U.S. Navy Sends Aircraft Carrier To Coast Of Yemen

Mon, 2015-04-20 14:48

The move comes as fighting has intensified in Yemen between government forces and Houthi rebels allied with Iran. The U.N. has imposed an arms embargo on the Houthis.

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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Mon, 2015-04-20 14:12

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

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Argentine Prosecutor Dismisses Accusations Against President

Mon, 2015-04-20 13:32

The prosecutor assigned to the case is considered closely associated with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. His decision essentially puts an end to the case against her.

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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Mon, 2015-04-20 13:27

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows let out into fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

Mon, 2015-04-20 13:08

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.

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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Case

Mon, 2015-04-20 12:27

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.

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In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near

Mon, 2015-04-20 12:26

The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.

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