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Native Americans Urged To Sign Up For Private Insurance

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

The second round of buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has started. Health officials say Native Americans may have much to gain by buying insurance there.

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Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:34am

Kurdish businessman Shihab Shihab decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-feet version of the U.S. presidential residence in Erbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:33am

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:32am

Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.

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Guarding The Ebola Border

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:30am

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.

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Who Started A Chain Of Ebola Infections In A Village In Sierra Leone?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:53pm

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

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Hunter Misses Deer, Hits Desk

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:32am

Jay Campbell was hunting in upstate New York. On the first day of the season, he fired on a deer, broke a window instead and the bullet lodge in a desk. He faces criminal mischief charges.

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Same Suit, Different Day For Australia TV Host

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:22am

Karl Stefanovic, the co-host of Australia's Today Show, revealed that he's been wearing the same suit on TV every day for a year, and no one noticed.

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StoryCorps Founder David Isay Wins 2015 TED Prize

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:55am

Each year TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, awards the prize to one exceptional individual. Since Isay launched StoryCorps in 2003, nearly 100,000 Americans have participated.

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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:15am

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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Race Card Project: With Dreadlocks, Come Assumptions

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

NPR's Michele Norris continues her conversation with Marc Quarles for "The Race Card Project." Quarles six words are: With Kids, I'm Dad; Alone: Thug.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

A look at the week ahead in politics, including possible action by President Obama on immigration and a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. With Cokie Roberts, NPR congressional reporter Ailsa Chang and Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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American Kassig Is 5th Westerner ISIS Claims To Have Beheaded

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, an ex-Army Ranger. He was captured by militants of the so-called Islamic State while delivering medical supplies in Syria.

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Immigrants Wait To See How Obama Will Act On Immigration

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama is poised to approve some changes to the immigration enforcement system using an executive order. The specifics of that order are still being hashed out, but many immigrants rights group have a wish list for changes they'd like to see.

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Chefs Meet In Brazil To Discuss Food Biodiversity

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

Some of the world's top chefs are joining forces to incorporate biodiversity into meals. It's no coincidence the meeting is in Brazil — Latin America is one of the world's most bio-diverse places.

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Researchers Suggest Ways To Make Pill Swallowing Easier

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

Almost one-third of people have trouble swallowing pills, according to German researchers. They say some people have so much trouble, they avoid taking the recommended dosage.

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Apparent Mass Murder Of 43 Students Hurts Mexico's Tourism

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

The economy in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students were kidnapped and found dead, is hurting. Tourists have stopped coming to that state and others.

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With Kassig's Death, ISIS Executes 5th Western Captive

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, an ex-Army Ranger. He was captured by militants of the Islamic State while delivering medical supplies in Syria.

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