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Humana Discloses Widening Justice Dept. Probe Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:37

Privately run Medicare Advantage plans offer seniors an alternative to standard Medicare. The plans are paid monthly fees based on complex risk formulas that are drawing federal scrutiny.

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As CBS' 'Two And Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:22

CBS' Two and Half Men ends a 12-season run tonight as TV's longest-running multicamera sitcom. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some experts still struggle to explain the show's longtime success.

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Obama Calls The Idea That The West Is At War With Islam 'An Ugly Lie'

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:03

"The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie and all of us — regardless of our faith — have a responsibility to reject it," President Obama said at a summit on violent extremism.

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Hot KISS Buns Are Headed For Store Shelves In Japan

Thu, 2015-02-19 06:58

They're dark and intense — and starting next week, a limited number of them will be sold in stores in Japan. Official name? Spicy Chili Tomatoman.

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Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

Thu, 2015-02-19 06:36

The retailer says starting in April, thousands of full and part time employees will make $9.00 an hour.

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India's Kerala Has It All: Beauty, Bananas, Long Life, Girl Power

Thu, 2015-02-19 05:40

President Obama praised the Indian state last month for good reason. It's got beaches, backwaters and the country's longest life expectancy and highest literacy rate. Plus, girls outnumber boys!

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Ousted Thai Leader Charged With Negligence, Could Face Jail

Thu, 2015-02-19 05:07

If she's found guilty of negligence, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be jailed for 10 years. She was removed from office last May.

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Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers

Thu, 2015-02-19 04:25

Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers have died and another 172 were injured. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are trying to salvage a cease-fire.

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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

Thu, 2015-02-19 03:06

With the bailout package that has kept Greece's economy afloat set to expire in just over a week, the country has formally asked Eurozone members for a six-month extension.

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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:26

The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.

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Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:25

Iran's Jewish population has dropped dramatically since the 1979 Islamic revolution. But nearly 9,000 Jews remain and many say they've built comfortable lives and learned to accept the limitations.

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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:23

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.

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Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:23

Measles infected hundreds of children at a church in Philadelphia whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

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LA Hospital: 179 Patients Exposed To Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Wed, 2015-02-18 22:31

The University of California, Los Angeles says 179 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to a potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics. UCLA says two patients died.

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Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most Bostonians

Wed, 2015-02-18 20:03

Opposition to the Olympics has grown by 13 points since Boston was chosen by the Olympic Committee to be the U.S. bid for 2024.

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'We're Racist' Soccer Fans Chant After Pushing Black Man Out Of Paris Metro

Wed, 2015-02-18 15:12

The passengers were identified as Chelsea fans and now British police are trying to find them. Police said they would seek to ban them from attending future matches.

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Red Cross Criticizes NPR's Coverage; NPR And ProPublica Respond

Wed, 2015-02-18 14:23

NPR and ProPublica investigated the charity's response to Superstorm Sandy and other disasters as well as its finances.

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Obama: We Must Change The Narrative On Islam To Combat Violent Extremists

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:21

In a keynote address, Obama said that the stories of successful Muslims in America must be raised to combat what he called a "generational challenge."

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In Argentina, Marchers Mark One Month Since Prosecutor's Death

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:15

A group of prosecutors in Argentina has called a silent protest for Wednesday to demand answers into the gunshot death of a prosecutor investigating the nation's worst terror attack.

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Artist, Believed Target Of Copenhagen Attack, Still In Hiding

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:05

Audie Cornish talks to Lars Vilks, who was at a free speech forum that was attacked over the weekend. He is believed to have been a target for his controversial drawings of the prophet Mohammad.

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