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Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.
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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.
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Michael Dunn Found Guilty In 'Loud Music' Killing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music.
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ISIS Threat Draws Northern Iraq Closer Together

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Rachel Martin talks to Najmaldin Karim, governor of the Kirkuk provnce of Iraq. He talks about what's changed in the political and security situation in Iraq in the last few months.
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Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.
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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.
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With New Security Agreement, U.S. Mission In Afghanistan Continues

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Despite President Obama's assertion that the combat mission in Afghanistan would be over by the end of 2014, the new agreement means that 10,000 U.S. troops will still be in harm's way.
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Royals' Win A Tough Act To Beat As Baseball Playoffs Near

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

After a dramatic win in extra innings, the Kansas City Royals will advance in the playoffs for the first time in nearly three decades.
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Dionne Warwick, Reduced To An Essence

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

On an unlikely tribute album, singer Dionne Farris and guitarist Charlie Hunter tackle Warwick classics with revealing subtlety โ€” and nods to the musicians' own origins in early-'90s rap.
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A Year Later, HealthCare.Gov Has Found Its Footing But Problems Remain

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace rollout.
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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.
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2 New Breeds Allowed To Compete At Westminster Dog Show

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Westminster Kennel Club will allow two new breeds to next year's show โ€” the wirehaired vizsla and the coton de tulear.
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Dallas Ebola Patient Was Not Diagnosed On First Hospital Visit

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Officials at Presbyterian Hospital said the patient confirmed last Friday that he had been in an area with Ebola, but that information was not passed along to the entire medical team.
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Secret Service Director Resigns After Storm Of Criticism

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, resigned on Wednesday after the agency came under scrutiny for a series of security missteps.
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Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.
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University Of Michigan Coach Under Fire For Playing Injured Quarterback

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Coach Brady Hoke kept an injured quarterback in last weekend's game, touching off student protests and booster backlash. Rachel Martin talks to Alejandro Zuniga, an editor at the The Michigan Daily.
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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.
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Campus Sexual Assault Law Now Includes Language On Same-Sex Violence

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Campus SaVE Act clarifies the rights of victims of same-sex sexual attacks to go to local police, get referrals for health care and be guaranteed a fair hearing process.
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Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.
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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
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