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Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Obamacare Subsidies

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:00pm

The issue is one about language: Did Congress intend to provide subsidies for Americans who bought insurance through exchanges set up by states and the federal government on behalf of states?

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Why We Have So Many Terms For 'People Of Color'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:49am

The way terms for different groups of people fall in and out of fashion — "Negroes," "minorities," "visible minority ethnics" — reveals how our attitudes about each other influence our words.

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Pert Near Sandstone On Mountain Stage

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:42am

The Minnesota band puts a Midwestern stamp on bluegrass and Appalachian string-band music.

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Pete Jolly On Piano Jazz

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:34am

On this 1986 episode of Piano Jazz, Jolly demonstrates his swinging piano style with a solo in "You, The Night And The Music." Then, host Marian McPartland joins in for a performance of "Barbados."

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Electronic Medical Records, Built For Efficiency, Often Backfire

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:09am

Computerized prescription orders are one real advantage. Clicking checkboxes on screen after screen not so much.

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Judge Approves Detroit's Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:58am

The deal worked out by the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, includes shedding $7 billion in debt and borrowing hundreds of millions to implement the strategy.

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What Is That Guy Doing, Anyway?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:50am

Commentator Alva Noë says this humorous video spoof of a sign language interpreter reminds us how little we really know about the communication exchange before our eyes.

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Federal Court Rules Against Missouri's Gay Marriage Ban

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:45am

The U.S. District Court upheld a lower court's decision to strike down the voter-approved ban. The ruling comes a day after another federal judge affirmed same-sex marriage bans in four other states.

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Europe, U.S. Raid Darknet Sites; 17 Arrested

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:38am

Among those held were the alleged owner and operator of Silk Road 2.0 in San Francisco. The underground online markets seized Thursday allow users to anonymously buy illegal products and services.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Interstellar' And Other Space Movies

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:07am

On this week's show, we jump in with Christopher Nolan's new space super-adventure, take on space in general, and talk about what's making us happy this week.

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Ukraine Says Russia Is Sending Tanks, Artillery Across The Border

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:55am

The alleged movement continues to put into question a ceasefire that went into effect in September. It also comes after separatists held elections and Russia recognized them.

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