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Administration Looks To Give Labor Unions Health Tax Relief

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A likely change in obscure rules governing the Affordable Care Act could save unions a bundle. A fee that starts at $63 for each person covered by union insurance in 2014 would be waived if the administration proceeds as expected.

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Today In Politics: De Blasio's Big Win Means a Big Mandate

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio romped last night, winning the vast majority of election precincts, no matter which racial group was dominant.

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The Tech Team Podcast, Episode 1: Kids And Technology

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

If you missed any of our kids and technology coverage last week, now you can listen to all the stories in one podcast.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Tuesday's election wasn't good to the former head of New York's MTA ...or Cincinnati's streetcar project. Chicago is refusing to pay Ventra contractors until the kinks in the fare payment system are ironed out. And: semi-autonomous pod cars are coming to a U.K. town.

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Soaring Personnel Costs Threaten Readiness, Hagel Warns

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

In an interview, the Pentagon chief says adjustments need to be made soon so that spending on health care, retirement benefits and related programs don't leave the nation with "a military that's heavily compensated, but probably a force that's not capable and not ready."

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Your Election News In Five Headlines

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins a squeaker in Virginia. Republican Chris Christie enjoys a laugher in New Jersey. A "big business" Republican defeats a Tea Party challenger in Alabama. Those are among Tuesday's highlights.

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Remembering Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago Fine-Dining Visionary

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Charlie Trotter was one of the country's most influential chefs. His death comes just a year after he closed his namesake restaurant in Chicago. Authorities plan to conduct an autopsy on Wednesday.

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Secret Persuasion: How Big Campaign Donors Stay Anonymous

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Tax-exempt social welfare groups have become the vehicle of choice for big political contributions. NPR, in partnership with the Center for Responsive Politics, traces the money moving through a Washington, D.C., group, and the law that makes this activity possible.

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Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major case testing the use of prayer at government meetings. The case could produce some guidelines for the future after often conflicting rulings in the lower courts.

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Root, Root, Root For The Home Team?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Does a citizen of any country — not just the good ole U.S.A. — have an obligation to support its national teams? According to Frank Deford, in our world of global entertainment, passports don't matter and taste should trump nationalism.

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Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The coffee giant says it will hire at least 10,000 veterans or their spouses over the next five years. It joins companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart to Boeing in trying to bring down a stubbornly high unemployment rate for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

For months, NPR's Pam Fessler got calls from around the world offering her short-term loans. She had fallen into the world of online lead generation.

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Toronto Mayor: 'Yes, I Have Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Rob Ford said it happened during the past year, perhaps during a "drunken stupor." Over the weekend, the embattled politician apologized but vowed to continue on as mayor.

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Eight Gorgeous Photos, Plus de Blasio's Full Victory Speech

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Here's Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's election night remarks, as prepared for delivery, provided by his campaign. And scroll down for photos from his victory party.

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New Tech City

Programming Families: How Kids are Like Software, and What the Government Could Learn From It

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Coders have a very specific way of working, it’s called Agile.  One family decided to apply it to their lives.  What if healthcare.gov had too?

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The Takeaway

Church, State & the Supreme Court | What's a Social Network Worth? | The Woman Without A Memory, And What She Says About All of Us

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

What Elections in New Jersey & Virginia Say About National Politics | Analyzing Ballot Measure Votes Around the Country | Church, State & the Supreme Court | Detroit's New Mayor Inherits Host of Problems | Chrysler Revs Up to File IPO | What's a Social Network Worth? | The Woman Without ...

In Alabama, Big Business Beats The Tea Party In A GOP House Race

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The battle between the business and Tea Party wings of the Republican Party for Alabama's 1st Congressional District was won by Bradley Byrne, the choice of Chamber of Commerce types. Byrne defeated Dean Young in the primary election in the reliably Republican district.

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe Wins Virginia Governor's Race

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.

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Bill De Blasio Wins New York City Mayoral Election

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.

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Gov. Chris Christie Wins Re-Election In N.J.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won re-election to a second term. The Associated Press projected Christie, a Republican, the winner over Democrat Barbara Buono.

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