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A Voter's Guide To The Health Law Chatter

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

A law as broad and complex as the Affordable Care Act invites both criticism and praise. Here's a look at some of the claims made on the presidential campaign trail.

After Ebola, Surf's Up Again In Liberia

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

Aid workers introduced kids to the support. Now there's an annual competition — canceled last year because of Ebola but back in 2016.

Profane And Pornographic, Irvine Welsh's Latest Plumbs A New Kind Of Emptiness

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.

Beyond Flint: In The South, Another Water Crisis Has Been Unfolding For Years

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:20am

You've heard of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. But it's not the only place with a water problem. In St. Joseph, La., the water "looks like sludge," according to Louisiana's own state health officer.

Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:19am

The official line in Russia is that it doesn't matter who wins in November, since it won't change what the Kremlin sees as Washington's anti-Russia stance. But some candidates are better than others.

School Of Seven Bells, A Musical Partnership Cut Short, Crosses The Finish Line

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:17am

The duo School of Seven Bells wrote its final album together in 2012. Alejandra Deheza didn't know then that her bandmate and songwriting partner wouldn't live to see its release.

States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:15am

Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.

Brazilians Have To Learn To Think Like A Mosquito

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:12am

That's the advice from a biologist as Brazil launches a war on the mosquitoes that are spreading Zika virus.

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