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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Friday, November 14, 2014

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.

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Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

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Morning Edition

Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.

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All Things Considered

As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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All Things Considered

The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.

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All Things Considered

Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot Of Eye Infections

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Almost 1 million people a year end up with painful eye infections, and improper contact lens care is a big reason why, according to a new study from the CDC.

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Preemies May Be Exposed To High Levels Of Phthalates In The NICU

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chemicals in medical equipment can be transferred to patients, and it's a particular concern with premature infants whose bodies and brains are immature.

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Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.

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Morning Edition

Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.

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Morning Edition

Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.

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Morning Edition

Immigration Divides Washington; Permanent Resolution Unlikely

Thursday, November 13, 2014

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to offer temporary deportation relief to certain groups of immigrants. The Republicans say if he does, all bets are off.

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Morning Edition

Auction Sets Record For Contemporary Art Sale

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The auction was held at Christie's International in New York on Wednesday. The event had been hyped for months, and it attracted some of the world's richest collectors.

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Morning Edition

After 4 Years As House Speaker, Boehner Looks Stronger Than Ever

Thursday, November 13, 2014

While John Boehner has held the speaker's gavel, it often looked like members of his caucus were in control. With a gain of more than a dozen GOP seats, Boehner might have some more maneuvering room.

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Photos From Around The Snow-Covered Country This Week

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The West and Midwest are digging out of heavy snowfall this week, reaching highs of 18 inches in some parts.

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Mexico Claims U.S. Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Wednesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.

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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.

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All Things Considered

After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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