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Dental Coverage Deciphered, And The Latest On Sign-Up Deadlines

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:02

Children automatically get dental coverage through Affordable Care Act policies, and adults can buy dental insurance if they wish. That's one of the big changes under the health care law. And everyone has until March 31 to buy insurance and avoid penalties.

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An Honorable Last Wish For A Dying Marine

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:01

Hal Faulkner was kicked out of the Marines in 1956 for homosexuality. He's now terminally ill, and the Marine Corps expedited his dying wish to correct his status to "honorable discharge." Since the Pentagon changed its policy, tens of thousands of gay veterans are navigating a maze of red tape to correct their discharges status and gain access to VA benefits.

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Flower 'clear' about staying in charge

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:59
Coach Andy Flower says he "can't be any clearer" about his desire to carry on despite England's 5-0 Ashes thrashing.

VIDEO: Senate to confirm Yellen as Fed chair

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:51
The US Senate is expected to vote and confirm Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

Altering diet 'may help with asthma'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:44
Fruits, vegetables and whole-grains might be an unlikely treatment for asthma according to animal studies.

Johnson's redemption: A great Ashes revival

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:22
Redemption stories are rare in sport - but Mitchell Johnson's Ashes restoration is one of the great tales of deliverance

Last BCS Title Game Matches Domination & Destiny

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:11

Before the Bowl Championship Series is replaced next year by a playoff, No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will meet in its last title game Monday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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Lawyer: Brain Dead Girl Moved From Calif. Hospital

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:01

The California teen declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy has been taken out of Children's Hospital of Oakland, her family's attorney said late Sunday. Her destination was not immediately disclosed.

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Fourteen dead in China mosque crush

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:32
Fourteen people are killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in China's northwest Ningxia region, state media say.

Man arrested after hit-and run death

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:29
A man in his 50s is killed in a suspected hit-and-run incident in County Fermanagh.

VIDEO: Free beer for Amsterdam's alcoholics

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:23
Alcoholics in Amsterdam are being offered free beer to clean the streets as part of a initiative to reduce crime.

India judge: Pre-marital sex immoral

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 21:30
A judge in the Indian capital, Delhi, says pre-marital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion".

Benefits 'turmoil' and Helmand fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:48
A mixed bag of headlines include confusion over "perks for pensioners" and warnings of a Taliban resurgence when British troops leave Afghanistan.

Oakwood prison incident 'resolved'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:22
Trouble that broke out on a wing at Oakwood prison, and lasted for more than five hours, has now been resolved, private security firm G4S says.

New India party to contest key polls

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:02
A new anti-corruption party in India will contest this year's general elections, a senior leader says.

Japan's stocks fall on profit taking

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:27
Japan's main stock index, the Nikkei 225, fall as much as 2.6% on Monday - the first trading day of the new year.

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:25
Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan

VIDEO: BBC Weather: Why is it so cold in the US?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:06
John Hammond from the BBC Weather Centre explains how a "polar vortex" has caused record-low temperatures across the United States.

Patient data to be collected from GPs

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:28
The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.

UK debt 'may become harder to sell'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:19
The UK could find investors are more reticent to buy UK debt in the years ahead, the head of the office that issues the government's bonds says.

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