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Am I Responsible If The Insurance Exchange Flubs My Subsidies?

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:28

Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12 Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:04

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:04

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:03

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:52

The snowstorm hitting the northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46

Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.

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LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:01

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.

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Winter Storm Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49

The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.

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Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

Tue, 2015-01-27 01:18

After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

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Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

Mon, 2015-01-26 23:47

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.

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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Mon, 2015-01-26 23:39

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Threats From Russia Underscores Europe's Need To Boost Military

Mon, 2015-01-26 23:37

A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.

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'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

Mon, 2015-01-26 17:24

In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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Argentina's President Dissolves Intelligence Agency, Citing Prosecutor's Death

Mon, 2015-01-26 16:07

A week after an Argentine prosecutor was found dead on the eve of his testimony about an alleged government cover-up of a terrorist attack, President Cristina Fernandez unveils a new plan.

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Backed By U.S.-Led Coalition, Kurds Take Kobani From ISIS

Mon, 2015-01-26 15:11

The Syrian town was not seen as militarily important, but Islamic State propaganda bumped it up the list of targets.

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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

Mon, 2015-01-26 14:52

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.

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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:14

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.

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Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:13

Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.

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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:41

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.

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An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:19

At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.

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