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2 Promising U.S. Skiers Killed In Alps Avalanche

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Coaches and friends are mourning the loss of two American prospects in World Cup skiing. They died Monday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps. Linda Wertheimer talks to Sasha Rearick, head coach of the U.S. ski team.

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Lebanon Imposes Restrictions On Syrian Refugees

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

It's now more difficult for Syrian refugees to enter into neighboring Lebanon. On Monday, Lebanon imposed new visa-like restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the country. Steve Inskeep talks to Ron Redmond, a spokeman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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3 Western States Counter Administration's Proposal For Medicare Expansion

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

States have another year to get full funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Conservative states are scrambling to pick up the funds while not calling the move expansion. Utah, Wyoming and Montana all have governors who are trying to get the money but their legislators are coming up with sparser counter-proposals that may derail all the efforts.

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2 Americans Face Charges Over Gambia Coup Attempt

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Two US citizens are charged with trying to overthrow the government of the tiny West African nation of Gambia. The charges stem from a December 30th coup attempt.

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Senate Slow To Schedule Hearings For Attorney General Nominee

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Confirmation hearings for nominee Loretta Lynch will offer the new Republican majority a chance to register protests about White House action on immigration and other controversial issues.

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Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.

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Adequate Housing Hard To Find In Boom Towns For Oil, Gas

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

When you think of oil and gas towns, most people visualize transient workers and RV parks. But plenty of oilfield workers move to towns with their families. The challenge is finding a place to stay.

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Same-Sex Marriages Conducted In Florida After Ban Is Lifted

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

In Ft. Lauderdale, Key West and other cities, gay and lesbian couples began getting married shortly after midnight when a ban on same-sex unions was officially lifted.

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The Downside Of Cheaper Gas: More Accident Fatalities

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Falling gasoline prices are a benefit to motorists — but those lower prices come with a hidden cost: increased traffic fatalities.

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Trend Of Falling Gas Prices Expected To Continue

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

On New Year's Day, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.23. That's the average though, and many stations are selling gas at under $2 a gallon.

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Euro's Drop Raises Questions About Its Long-Term Prospects

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

The Euro fell to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors worried about Europe's economic doldrums. Linda Wertheimer talks to Callum Williams of The Economist.

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