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Top Democrat Insists Party Will Hold Senate — But Turnout Is Key

Tue, 2014-03-18 09:43

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republican Party hasn't changed at all since its 2012 losses and continues to alienate "huge swaths of voters."

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Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Network Can Be Costly

Tue, 2014-03-18 08:53

People who choose to go to unapproved doctors and hospitals for care may find themselves with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses and copayments for services that would otherwise be free.

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Chechen Leader Known As 'Russia's Bin Laden' Reported Dead

Tue, 2014-03-18 08:25

A separatist website says Doku Umarov, who has claimed responsibility for several high-profile attacks in Russia, has been "martyred." However, this isn't the first time his death has been announced.

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VIDEO: Flames Spread After Helicopter Crashes In Seattle

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:59

At least two people were killed and one was injured when a news helicopter came down on several cars. Witnesses say it may have tumbled from atop a nearby building.

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WATCH: Physicist Gets 'Smoking Gun' Proof Of His Theory

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:30

Andrei Linde, one of the founding fathers of cosmological inflation, answers the door to the news that his theory appears to have been confirmed.

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Kids Think The Darndest Thoughts

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:11

Children believe all sorts of things growing up, but kid logic isn't that different from adult logic.

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Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:00

Adichie might be Africa's best-known young writer, and she's making a big mark on this side of the Atlantic. She talks about feminism and fashion and the possibility of filming with Lupita Nyong'o.

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Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today's Medals Of Honor

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:35

At the White House, the nation's highest honor for valor in action will go to 24 men — three of whom are still alive. Most were Jewish or Hispanic and had been unfairly passed over.

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Yes, It's A Headache. No, You Don't Need A Brain Scan

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:28

In 2010, 15 percent of people who went to the doctor for a headache got a brain scan, even though the vast majority of headaches aren't symptoms of something seriously wrong.

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More Theories But Still No Sign Of Missing Malaysian Jet

Tue, 2014-03-18 04:30

As the search for Flight 370 and the 239 people on board continues, investigators are pursing many possibilities. One question: Was the crew overcome by smoke?

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West Is Ruled 'By The Gun,' Putin Says As He Annexes Crimea

Tue, 2014-03-18 02:45

The Russian leader has approved legislation to draw that part of Ukraine into the Russian Federation — over the objections of the new leaders in Kiev and despite Western sanctions.

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Businesses Help Guide Workers Down Path To Citizenship

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Silicon Valley companies have launched a drive to provide citizenship services on-site to employees holding green cards. The belief is that such employees become more valuable workers.

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Putin Moves Foward With Plans To Annex Crimea

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner about Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval of a draft treaty to annex Crimea.

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South Africans Engrossed By Pistorius Trial

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Host Renee Montagne talks to Erin Conway-Smith, southern Africa editor for GlobalPost, about the murder trial of Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.

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In Ukraine, Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois about his recent trip to Ukraine and U.S. options for dealing with the crisis in the wake of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

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How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.

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Calif. Fight Over Concealed Weapons Could Head To High Court

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

A federal court has thrown out a policy in San Diego that placed tight restrictions on who can carry concealed weapons in public. As other courts consider such rules, the Supreme Court could weigh in.

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Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Colorado spent years and millions of dollars creating its own health insurance marketplace. While enrollment hasn't met expectations, the backers of the exchange still support it.

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Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

In the 1980s, NASA engineer Robert Farquhar came up with a sly plan to divert the ISEE-3 satellite from its original path to visit a comet instead. Now Farquhar has another big plan for his "baby."

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After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates UK Divorce

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

For the first time, Scots will be able to vote on whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or strike out on their own. So far, polls suggest most favor unity over independence.

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