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Premium Price Surges Raise Questions About Obamacare's Future

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:25pm

U.S. health insurance premiums are projected to rise by an average of 25 percent next year, prompting some pundits to forecast a "death spiral" for the Affordable Care Act.

'Bridgegate' Closing Arguments Set To Resume

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:12pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Joe Hernandez of Here & Now contributor WHYY about what more to expect.

Stock Markets Skittish With U.S. Election Anxiety

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:52am

With the election just over a week away, economists and investors appear to share the political anxiety dogging voters across the country.

Exploiting African-American History For 'Ghost Tours'

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:40am

According to University of Michigan professor Tiya Miles, ghost tours in the South often use stories of slaves to sell tickets.

Italy Recovering After Yet Another Earthquake

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:33am

Sunday's quake was a magnitude 6.6 and struck near the central region of the country where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August.

World Series Heads Back To Cleveland

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:29am

The Cubs kept their hopes alive for the team's first championship since 1908 with a Game 5 win over the Indians last night in Chicago.

Torchlight Online Service Aims To Help Caregivers Navigate Maze Of Decisions

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:20am

There are now more than 43 million unpaid caregivers in the United States, mostly adult children taking care of aging parents.

Global Wine Production Takes A Hit Due To Irregular Weather

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:11am

In South America, more rain and colder temperatures than usual have contributed to an expected 35 percent decrease in wine output in Argentina.

FBI Obtains Warrant To Search Clinton-Related Emails

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:06am

It's unknown how long the FBI will take to review newly-discovered emails that appear to be pertinent to its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private home server.

Metropolis: 10/29/16

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 10:46am

Hear tracks from M83, Tycho, Little Dragon and more in a two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

In Show Of Unity, Pope Francis Marks 500th Anniversary Of Protestant Reformation

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 10:42am

Pope Francis is kicking off a yearlong commemoration of the split between Catholics and Lutherans by calling for Christians to stand together against persecution.

'La Llorona': A Spooky Folk Song With Many Lives

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 10:27am

Just in time for Día de los Muertos, here are 12 versions of an old song that still frightens. Hear "La Llorona" performed by Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache and more.

Federal Panel Calls For Stricter Enforcement Of Mental Health Care Parity Law

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 9:51am

Since a federal parity law was enacted in 2008, health insurers and employers have made progress toward improving coverage for mental health and substance abuse. But enforcement has been lax.

300 Million Children Are Breathing 'Extremely Toxic' Air, UNICEF Says

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 9:05am

Altogether, some 2 billion children worldwide are breathing air that has been deemed a "long term hazard," a report finds. Pollution contributes to around 600,000 deaths annually of kids under age 5.

PHOTOS: After Diwali Fireworks, Toxic Smog Shrouds New Delhi

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 8:16am

New Delhi suffers from intense air pollution every winter. On Monday, the stifling smog was particularly acute — in part because of the countless firecrackers set off for Diwali this weekend.

Top Stories: Clinton Email Investigation; Chinese Mine Explosion

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 7:41am

Also: Italy suffers a new earthquake; a suspect wanted in an Oklahoma manhunt is killed in a shootout; and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in Game Five of the World Series.

Grandaddy Reveals New Album, Video

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 7:03am

Grandaddy will release its first new album in more than a decade next year. It's called Last Place and is due out March 3 on Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records.

Burger King Dresses Up As McDonald's For Halloween

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 6:20am

A Burger King in Queens covered itself with a ghostly white sheet reading "McDonald's" in spray paint and golden arches above the eye holes.

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 6:00am

Americans are often chastised for what we eat. Now we're getting a pat on the back. A new report finds seafood consumption is up by nearly a pound from the previous year, the biggest leap in 20 years.

33 Miners Missing, Presumed Trapped After Explosion In Chinese Coal Mine

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:49am

Two miners escaped, and crews are currently working to rescue the 33 other miners believed to be trapped underground, NPR's Rob Schmitz reports.

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