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Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.

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Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in.

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Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catherine Conti will be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says Conti got the job because she's "darned good."

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Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Rosetta spacecraft hibernated for 31 months while its orbit took it too far away from the sun for its solar arrays to keep it operational. It's ready for a rendezvous with a comet Aug. 6.

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Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

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Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.

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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.

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Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.

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Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

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