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Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

Medicinal Laughs: Could 'Daily Show' Sour Millennials On ACA?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jon Stewart's news-driven comedy show has mined many a joke from the Affordable Care Act's rocky rollout. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans spoke with All Things Considered's Audie Cornish about whether the mockery could have a real impact on younger viewers' responses to the health care law.

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Obama Invokes Romneycare Success, Rollout Trouble In Boston Speech

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

President Obama traveled to Boston Wednesday, where he spoke at Fanueil Hall about the Affordable Care Act. The site of his speech is significant as the hall where then-governor Mitt Romney signed the state's health law, which was the model for the federal plan. Like Obamacare, the Massachusetts plan had a rocky rollout. Its an analogy the president touts, though one that only goes so far.

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Fed, Citing A Still-Struggling Economy, Will Keep Buying Bonds

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Federal Reserve policymakers wrapped up their two-day October meeting Wednesday by announcing that they will maintain the Fed's $85 billion per month bond purchase program. The central bank's statement said that conditions in the labor market have "improved" and inflation is modest. But, in explaining the decision to maintain the stimulus, the statement pointed to a slowing housing market and said that fiscal policy is "restraining economic growth."

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Obama Responds To European And Congressional Fury Over Spying

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

President Obama won't say when he learned about American eavesdropping on European allies. Instead, he's talking about a review of U.S. surveillance policy that could lead to new limits on the NSA's eavesdropping authority.

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'News Of The World' Phone Hacking Trial Gets Started In London

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday was day one of The News of the World phone hacking scandal trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offences, including some that carry a prison sentence.

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Texas Judge Rules Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Monday, October 28, 2013

A federal judge has invalidated parts of a Texas abortion regulations law that were set to take effect Friday. The state vows to appeal the ruling to the federal Fifth Circuit appellate court.

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NSA Spying Draws Focus To Decades-Old Intelligence Pact

Monday, October 28, 2013

Widening revelations about NSA spying now include allegations that the U.S. is collecting data on millions of citizens in countries such as Spain and France and has spied on the leaders of some 35 allies. The scandal is drawing attention to an intelligence-sharing agreement known as Five Eyes between the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Audie Cornish speaks with ambassador John Negroponte, chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the former director of national intelligence under George W. Bush.

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For Digital Natives, Childhood May Never Be The Same

Monday, October 28, 2013

Our children these days might be called digital natives, kids who grow up surrounded by and immersed in digital media. How does that affect childhood? How might it affect their adulthood? This week All Tech Considered kicks off a week of stories about kids and technology.

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In Afghanistan, An Uncertain Role For U.S. After 2014

Friday, October 25, 2013

The United States is little more than a year away from ending its combat mission in Afghanistan, yet much is still uncertain about the U.S. role in that country. Next month, Afghan tribal leaders plan a vote that could define the non-combat missions of U.S. troops beyond the year 2014. Meantime, there are questions about the course of the war once U.S. troop levels drop.

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Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016.

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Reversed Call Gives Sox Opening To Win World Series Game One

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In last night's game one of the World Series, umpires changed an out call at second base. Instead of a possible inning-ending double play, the Boston Red Sox went on to score three runs and eventually beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Hearing On HealthCare.gov Keeps Obamacare Politics Alive

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Affordable Care Act escaped unscathed from the budget crisis that shutdown the government two weeks ago, but with that crisis behind us, the president's signature accomplishment is back in the cross hairs. The massive computer failures that are making it difficult for people to buy health insurance on the government website create a very big political target.

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Kerry-Lavrov Syria Talks Get Underway In Geneva

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Geneva Thursday to go over the details of Moscow's proposed plan to place Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under UN control.

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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 11. The climb is the culmination of a three-day hike, which for many of the vets has had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — just without the bombs or bullets.

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Apple Hopes New iPhone Will Help It Compete In Developing World

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple is introducing two new iPhone models as it battles for market share with rival phone makers such as Samsung. One of the phones, the iPhone 5C, starts at $99 and is aimed at consumers in the developing world. Apple is also launching a fingerprint called Touch ID that could be used instead of an iPhone password.

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Basic Internet Economics At Stake In Net Neutrality Suit

Monday, September 09, 2013

The basic economics of the Internet are at stake in a lawsuit that went before a federal court on Monday. Verizon is suing to overturn FCC rules that govern Internet service providers. The "Open Internet Order" prohibits companies such as Verizon from blocking or discriminating against certain kinds of websites.

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Hasan Could Receive Death Penalty After Guilty Verdict

Friday, August 23, 2013

A military jury has unanimously convicted Major Nidal Hasan of 13 counts of pre-meditated murder in the attack on Fort Hood. Hasan could now face the death penalty.

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Justice Department Sues Texas Over Strict Voter ID Law

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Justice Department is suing the state of Texas over its strict voter ID law, saying it discriminates against minorities. The attorney general also wants a judge to order Texas to get federal permission before it changes its election procedures.

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Nasdaq Trading Halted For Hours By Technical Glitch

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trading on the Nasdaq exchange was halted today due to an unspecified technical glitch. The shutdown rattled investors and raised fresh concerns about the safety and stability of financial markets. Nasdaq in particular has experienced technological mishaps, most notably during the Facebook IPO in 2012.

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Unemployment Claims Drop To Pre-Recession Levels

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More than 330,000 people filed new claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week. That sounds like a big number — and is a slight increase over the previous week — but it's being taken as some very good news. For a month, now, fewer new people are asking for unemployment insurance than at any time since November, 2007. That's before the Great Recession.

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