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Enrollment Numbers Put Obamacare Battle To Rest?

Friday, April 04, 2014

The White House passed its enrollment goal for the Affordable Care Act. But will Democrats run on Obamacare or away from it? Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and The Root's Corey Dade weigh in.

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Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting Shooter

Friday, April 04, 2014

Wednesday's shooting rampage, which left three victims dead and another 16 wounded, ended when Spc. Ivan Lopez reportedly killed himself. The officer had drawn her weapon and engaged the gunman.

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Morning Edition

Stenographer Doesn't Hide His Feelings About His Job

Friday, April 04, 2014

Instead of taking down trial testimony, he typed over and over, "I hate my job, I hate my job." The New York Post reports he did that in 30 case before he was caught. He was fired.

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Morning Edition

Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

Friday, April 04, 2014

It's been the home of the Cubs since 1916, and in all that time, the team has never won a World Series. So why do fans keep showing up? Locals say Wrigley's hallowed status isn't just about baseball.

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Morning Edition

Second Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood Raises Multiple Questions

Friday, April 04, 2014

Attention is focused on the mental state of Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, who's accused of killing 3 people and injuring 16 at Fort Hood on Wednesday. A verbal altercation may have lead to the shooting.

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Morning Edition

March Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 6.7 Percent

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in March, which is seen as a sign that the economy is rebounding. The unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent.

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Morning Edition

'Desert Sun' Probes Marine Deaths On Highway Near Calif. Base

Friday, April 04, 2014

Since 2007, more Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine base in California have died in the U.S. than in the war-torn Middle East. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Brett Kelman of The Desert Sun.

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Morning Edition

Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

Friday, April 04, 2014

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?

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Morning Edition

Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Memphis, Tenn., landmark reopens after a $28 million renovation aimed at engaging younger generations. The new exhibits immerse visitors in major chapters of the movement.

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Morning Edition

A Brooklyn Boy Who Lost A Life, But Helped Save Others

Friday, April 04, 2014

Aidan Seeger was 7 when he died of a genetic disorder known as ALD in 2012. Now New York state requires newborn screening for the disorder, thanks to "Aidan's Law."

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All Things Considered

Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Arguments over money and big-time college athletics are more fiery than usual these days. We asked Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and our readers if athletes should be paid.

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All Things Considered

On Base And In Town, Shooting Summons A Dread All Too Familiar

Thursday, April 03, 2014

From Killeen, Texas, where Fort Hood is based, Melissa Block talks to soldiers who were on base during the shooting, as well as with Killeen's mayor. The mayor explains how the town is trying to cope.

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All Things Considered

What's Known โ€” And Still Unclear โ€” About The Fort Hood Shooting

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A shooting at Fort Hood has left four people dead and 16 wounded. Robert Siegel reports on the latest news unfolding in Killeen, Texas.

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Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Away from combat, troops often can't carry firearms. The shooting at Fort Hood raises the question of whether they would be better able to protect themselves if they could.

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A Pill For Grass Allergies May Replace Shots For Some

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Allergy shots work, but they're inconvenient and painful. Now there are pills that can help people tolerate grass pollen. But allergies are rarely limited to grass alone.

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Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 30

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Authorities in Washington state's Snohomish County say all of the victims recovered so far died of blunt force trauma and not from suffocation, as some family members had feared.

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Microaggressions: Be Careful What You Say

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Psychology professor Derald Sue says some casual, everyday questions and comments can reveal people's unconscious biases, such as "Where are you really from?" and "You don't dress like a gay person."

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'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A dispute between Beaver State blueberry farmers and workers spurred Congress to change an obscure provision in a 1938 labor law. Some fear it will delay pickers' paychecks.

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Thousands Of Artifacts Seized At 91-Year-Old Indiana Man's Home

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The collection of items has "immeasurable" cultural value, the FBI says. Some artifacts are Native American; others are Russian and Chinese. It's unclear how many were collected legally.

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Nearly Half Of Californians Who Used Exchange May Drop Coverage

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Over the next year, many of the more than 1.2 million people who used the Covered California exchange to buy health insurance are expected to switch to job-based plans or Medicaid.

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