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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't Hurt

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.

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All Things Considered

Sen. Joe Manchin: In Midterms, 'We Lost The Middle ... The Moderates'

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about the election results in his state.

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All Things Considered

Reince Priebus: Republican Wins The Result Of Americans Making A Statement

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus about the GOP's big election night win and what it means for the Republican agenda.

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All Things Considered

Obama, GOP Speak Of Cooperation In New Congress

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Republicans won a wave election on Tuesday night, taking control of the Senate and picking up seats in the House as well as key governor's races. Now they set about the task of governing.

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All Things Considered

What Will Congress Do With A Republican Majority?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

President Obama is facing the last two years of his presidency with a Republican Senate. What does that mean his policies, his approach and the prospects for getting anything done?

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All Things Considered

Republicans Pick Up Governor's Races In Otherwise Blue States

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Republicans stunned in several governor's races, winning in a number of reliably Democratic states.

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All Things Considered

Midterm Elections Impact Immigration Debate's Future

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Immigration reform has risen to the top of the list of priorities for many Latino voters, who are now wondering what a Republican-controlled Congress means for the immigration reform debate.

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All Things Considered

How Much Is That MRI, Really? Massachusetts Shines A Light

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A state law now requires insurers to reveal prices of their medical tests, and the variation is amazing, bargain hunters say. An MRI of the back is $614 at one place, $1,800 at another.

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Prison Dairy Gives Inmates Job Skills — And A Sense Of Purpose

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

California's high-security Corcoran prison is home to a dairy that provides milk to almost every prison in the state system. For inmates who staff it, it's more than a job: It's a refuge and a future.

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Have You Broken A Wrist? Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A broken wrist may not seem like much, but it can be the first sign that you're headed for a broken hip or spinal fracture. Men often don't realize they are at risk of osteoporosis as they age.

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Employers Can't Skip Insurance Coverage For Hospitalization

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Many companies planned to offer health insurance without hospital coverage because it met requirements of a "minimum value" formula. But the Treasury Department says those plans aren't legal.

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Colorado, Oregon Reject GMO Labeling

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures to require labels on foods produced with genetic engineering. Meanwhile, voters in Maui, Hawaii, approved a moratorium on GMO crops.

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Thumbs Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a nonbinding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.

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Morning Edition

Colorado's Newest Senator, Cory Gardner, On His Agenda

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.

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The Strange Dating Games Of 1914

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.

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Berkeley Decides To Try Taxing Away Its Soda Habit

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Many cities and states have tried, but Berkeley, Calif., is the first to pass a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The goal is to reduce sugar consumption to improve public health.

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Voters In Texas City Approve Ban On Fracking

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote in Denton is likely to face legal challenges.

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Morning Edition

Sen. Klobuchar Assesses Voters' Message

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talks to Steve Inskeep about Tuesday's election results, and where Senate Democrats go from here now that Republicans have won control of the body.

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Morning Edition

Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.

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Morning Edition

Republican Candidates Swept; Democrats Wept

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The GOP won gubernatorial races, gained seats in the U.S. House and won a majority in the Senate. Minority leader Mitch McConnell, who won reelection in Kentucky, is in line to be majority leader.

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