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GruberGate: ACA Architect Says Lack of Transparency Helped Pass Law

Friday, November 14, 2014

There's more bad news for the war-weary Affordable Care Act. A video has surfaced of ACA architect Jonathan Gruber saying that "the stupidity of the American voter" helped pass the law.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Friday, November 14, 2014

Among the honorees: three leaders who spent decades opening doors for people of color in government and law and giving a voice to communities that often felt excluded from the national conversation.

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Hagel Announces Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Program

Friday, November 14, 2014

The U.S. defense secretary said the Pentagon is aiming to invest about 10 percent more over the next five years to fix "systemic problems" of leadership, morale and aging equipment.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dallas gets bikeshare. Uber's rolling in Pennsylvania - but not Philly. Cycling is bigger than "the steel industry" in Europe. And: Philae's flight path, in gif form.
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WNYC News

Rejuvenating Atlantic City Could Involve Knocking Down Empty Casinos

Friday, November 14, 2014

A new report also recommends installing an emergency financial manager, similar to the approach in Detroit. 

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid Up To $18 Billion In Fines

Friday, November 14, 2014

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act. And on Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Friday, November 14, 2014

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

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WNYC News

Obamacare Year Two: Can NY Sustain Coverage Gains?

Friday, November 14, 2014

About 1 million people got health plans in year one of the Affordable Care Act cutting in half the number of uninsured. The state estimates 350,000 more will get covered in 2015.

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Morning Edition

With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Schoolbook

Parents Urge Mayor to Honor Pledge Against Co-Locations

Friday, November 14, 2014

New York City parent leaders are urging Mayor de Blasio to stick to his word and prevent any more schools from having to share space in the same building.
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Morning Edition

Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Morning Edition

For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Morning Edition

Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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Morning Edition

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Friday, November 14, 2014

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Morning Edition

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Friday, November 14, 2014

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.

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Morning Edition

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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The Takeaway

Calling All Mexican-Americans: Your #YaMeCanse Stories

Friday, November 14, 2014

Are you a Mexican-American that's fed up? Have you had enough? Tell us your own personal story and we may contact you for an interview.

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On The Media

Can Journalism Impact Criminal Justice?

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Marshall Project, a new not-for-profit investigative journalism organization, focuses its coverage on the American criminal justice system. 

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