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Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More

Mon, 2015-05-11 13:04

A study suggests that coordinated care, led by a family doctor who is judicious about referring patients to specialists, leads to cost savings.

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Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now — or later?

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Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

About 90 percent of people in Louisiana who signed up for Obamacare got a subsidy. Some worry they won't be able to afford health insurance if the aid is overturned by the Supreme Court.

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

One company is undertaking reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

The Supreme Court may soon rule Obamacare subsidies illegal in about three dozen states. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about the options those states would have.

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Preschool By State: Who's Spending And What's It Buying?

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:40

A new, national report on state-funded pre-K sends a few mixed messages: Enrollment and funding are up ... but in many places still remarkably low.

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Saudi Women Can't Drive To Work; So They're Flocking To The Internet

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:18

With so many restrictions on their movements, it has never been easy for Saudi women to join the workforce. But the Internet has opened up a new range of opportunities to work from home.

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Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:05

The 2,073-foot-tall Shanghai Tower will be the world's second-tallest building when it opens this year. More than just a skyscraper, it's a symbol of Shanghai's — and China's — soaring ambitions.

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George Zimmerman Injured After Gun Is Reportedly Fired At His Car

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:01

George Zimmerman reportedly suffered minor injuries from shattered glass from his car's passenger window. Police say the incident involves a man who previously accused Zimmerman of making threats.

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Jury: Starbucks' Free Coffee Not At Fault In Police Officer's Burn Claims

Mon, 2015-05-11 11:06

A North Carolina jury has rejected a $750,000 civil lawsuit filed by a police officer who said that a Starbucks store had given him a large cup of hot coffee with an insecure lid.

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New York Governor Pledges Action After Revelations Of Nail Salon Work Conditions

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:51

After The New York Times published a series on exploitative work conditions at nail salons, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a task force to confront the issue.

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The First Place In East Asia To Welcome Same-Sex Marriage

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:21

Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district has become the first place in Japan – and all of East Asia — to recognize same-sex partnerships. It raises the possibility other parts of Japan will follow.

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No One's Talking About What The Pacific Trade Deal Means For Diets

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:11

Trade deals like NAFTA can have vast long-term impacts on diet and health. Experts say they're concerned that the U.S. isn't talking about these implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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EU Proposes A Plan To Address The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Mon, 2015-05-11 09:14

The European Union presented a proposal to the UN Monday morning, hoping to activate a plan for handling the flood of migrants from the Middle East and Africa to Europe.

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2 Inmates Are Dead After Riot At Nebraska Prison

Mon, 2015-05-11 07:13

It took authorities hours to control a riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, where inmates started fires and destroyed properties.

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Report: Statistics Show That Baltimore Police Seem To Ignore Injuries

Mon, 2015-05-11 06:10

Records analyzed by The Baltimore Sun show that thousands of detainees were rejected by Central Booking because of injuries.

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The End Of 'American Idol'

Mon, 2015-05-11 05:53

Fox announced today that the 15th season of American Idol will be the end of the road for what was once the biggest show on TV.

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The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

Mon, 2015-05-11 05:03

The month of May brings flowers, Mother's Day and graduations. Bring on those commencement speeches.

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Saudi King Won't Attend Camp David Summit

Mon, 2015-05-11 04:19

A statement by the Saudi foreign minister cited conflicts. The king of Bahrain also said he would not be attending the summit on Thursday.

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Storms Leave 2 Dead In Arkansas, More Than 20 Injured In Texas

Mon, 2015-05-11 02:46

The small town of Van, Texas, was badly hit and two people died in Nashville, Arkansas, after a tornado raked through a mobile home park.

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