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An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
Most Americans know about the Underground Railroad, which allowed Southern slaves to escape to the North. But some slaves stayed in the South, hidden in a place where they could resist enslavement.
The Norman Atlantic, with about 500 passengers and crew aboard, was en route from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Itlay.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about some of the challenges facing the United Nations in a difficult 70th year.
President Obama will face opposition in 2015 in both the House and Senate. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to historian Michael Beschloss about how Obama will or will not work with the 114th Congress.
An AirAsia plane disappeared over the Java Sea. The plane took off from Indonesia's second-largest city and was headed to Singapore.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a moment to note that Sandra, a shy Orangutan in Argentina, has been granted some legal rights that will allow her some freedom.
More than 17,000 protesters have marched in Dresden, Germany, protesting what they call the Islamification of Europe. Linda Wertheimer talks to Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Zeit.
Even as Ukraine remains in a military and financial crisis after the upheavals of 2014, Ukrainian business owners are trying to drum up interest from Western investors.
As 2014 comes to a close, the economy is looking up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics about the economic picture for 2015, and why he's feeling optimistic.