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Uber Makes Strong Gains In Corporate Expense Reports

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, the ride-sharing service accounted for 46 percent of rides expensed by workers, according to a report. Its market share in the same period last year was 15 percent.

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Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some get free care from students in medical school.

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All Things Considered

Amid Seattle's Affluence, Homelessness Also Flourishes

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In Seattle — one of the nation's wealthiest cities — homelessness has surged over the past decade. More people are now homeless in Seattle than anywhere except New York City, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

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Iowa Water Lawsuit Calls Some Farming Practices Into Question

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The state's largest water utility is suing county boards for polluting rivers the city uses for drinking water.

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When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.

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Power Outages Hit Parts Of Washington, D.C., Including The White House

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Several government buildings, including the Capitol and the State Department were affected. The problem was traced back to a transmission line in southern Maryland.

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Fate Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber In The Hands Of Jury

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's conviction is almost certain — given his lawyer acknowledged he participated in the deadly 2013 attack. If he is convicted, the jury will decide if Tsarnaev should be executed.

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Quick Income Changes Can Threaten Coverage For Those On Medicaid

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Obamacare added millions of new customers whose incomes hover near the Medicaid line. When their earnings rise or fall, their health insurance could lapse while they're switching plans.

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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Amassed An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The archivist made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that might otherwise have disappeared.

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5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The 52-year-old ophthalmologist has founded an eye clinic for low-income patients and once stood on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours. Here's what else you might not know or remember.

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Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with 30 counts, and he's expected to be found guilty of most of them. The defense said there would have been no attack if it hadn't been for his older brother, Tamerlan.

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Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Duke won another men's college basketball championship Monday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63. It was the school's 5th men's title under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.

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Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Chicago voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide if Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get another term in office. He faces Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy " Garcia in a closely watched runoff.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

After the shooting death of one of his students, Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low-income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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All Things Considered

Report Shreds 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story, But Many On Campus Have Moved On

Monday, April 06, 2015

A review of a story about an alleged rape is the latest in a long saga for the U. of Virginia. The fraternity implicated in the story plans to sue; advocates say fewer rape victims are coming forward.

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Residents Fight Mark Twain National Forest Restoration Plan

Monday, April 06, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service wants to use fire, herbicides and chainsaws to cure ailing woods in the Mark Twain National Forest along the Missouri-Arkansas border.

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Gertrude Weaver, World's Oldest Woman, Dies At 116

Monday, April 06, 2015

She had assumed the title last week. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. The world's oldest person is now Jeralean Talley, who lives in the Detroit area and was born May 23, 1899.

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In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

Monday, April 06, 2015

After months of turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., the city's residents are taking to the polls. Three council seats are up for election.

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