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Fraud Case Casts Spotlight On Medicare Advantage Plans

Fri, 2015-02-13 01:03

An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight.

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The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

Fri, 2015-02-13 00:55

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:43

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:33

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:32

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:31

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:30

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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David Carr, New York Times Media Columnist, Dies At 58

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:06

The widely read journalist died after collapsing in the newsroom, a colleague reported late Thursday. Carr was also known for his memoir, investigating his own addiction to alcohol and drugs.

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WATCH: President Hawks Obamacare In Buzzfeed Video

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:12

Obama has been known to try to reach out to a younger generation by appearing on silly web videos. This is no exception.

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Reports: Military Agrees To Provide Chelsea Manning With Hormone Therapy

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:53

Manning, convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in American history, announced she was a woman in the summer of 2013. This is the first time the military makes such an accommodation.

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Montana Man Sentenced To 70 Years For Shooting Unarmed Intruder

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:10

Markus Kaarma argued self-defense after shooting an unarmed German high school exchange student in his garage. But the judge ruled that Kaarma wasn't protecting his home, he "went hunting."

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Two Of Oregon's Top Democrats Call On Gov. John Kitzhaber To Resign

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:00

Kitzhaber has been engulfed in a strange influence-peddling scandal that has put the four-term governor in a politically precarious position. And the sage just got stranger.

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Ruling May Force Ala. Probate Judges To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:59

A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a probate judge in Mobile must issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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FBI Director Faces 'Hard Truths' Of Policing Minority Communities

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:53

James Comey says both systematic and societal factors play a part in disconnect between law enforcement and communities of color.

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Obama's Plan To Tax Overseas Earnings Draws Scrutiny

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:50

American firms have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the U.S. The president wants to encourage them to bring that money home.

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With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:50

Austin's Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.

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Brian Williams Case Raises Fundamental Questions About An Anchor's Role

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:50

Two former network news chiefs reflect on the crisis facing NBC over the scandal involving suspended anchor Brian Willliams and question the fundamental role anchors play.

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FBI Director Wades Into Contentious Debate Over Policing And Race

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:48

James Comey says the nation is at a crossroads when it comes to race and policing. He told students on Thursday that it's time for law enforcement and communities to face some hard truths.

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Tiger Woods Steps Away From Golf Amid Terrible Season

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:47

Woods is currently ranked 62nd in the world, which is his lowest since joining the PGA tour nearly 20 years ago. Robert Siegel talks to Ron Sirak, a senior writer for Golf Digest.

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Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:38

First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.

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