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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:57am

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:57am

The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them.

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Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:13pm

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.

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Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:27am

The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in.

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Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:19am

Catherine Conti will be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says Conti got the job because she's "darned good."

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Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The Rosetta spacecraft hibernated for 31 months while its orbit took it too far away from the sun for its solar arrays to keep it operational. It's ready for a rendezvous with a comet Aug. 6.

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Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.

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Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.

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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.

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Some Food Producers Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

But even as they create GMO-free products, many of these corporations are fighting state initiatives that would require them to give consumers more information about their ingredients.

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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.

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Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.

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Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.

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Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.

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