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Where Insurers' Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren't

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:24am

Competition on some exchanges will be diminished next year when three of the nation's largest health insurers drop out. Still, most marketplace consumers won't see any ill effects from the moves.

Rio Official On 'LochteGate': 'Let's Give These Kids A Break'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:00am

A day after police pulled two of Ryan Lochte's teammates off a U.S.-bound plane to discuss their alleged robbery, reports emerge that the swimmers were involved in an altercation at a gas station.

Cooked Up After A Hillary Clinton Gaffe, The First Spouse Cookie Battle Is Back

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:30am

This year, Bill Clinton and Melania Trump submitted recipes to Family Circle magazine's presidential cookie competition — though some say the whole idea is antiquated.

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:09am

For some climate activists, the personal decision to have a child is also fraught with moral consequences: the negative impact on the environment, and on the quality of life for those children.

On A Break From San Fermin, Allen Tate Sings His Own Song

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:00am

Tate will release a solo album called Sleepwalker this fall. Hear its first single, "Being Alone."

'The Hike' Turns Traditional Fairy Tales Inside Out

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:31am

Drew Magary's new novel is the strange story of average guy Ben, whose business meeting at a old country hotel turns into a bizarre odyssey through the woods, full of giant crickets and talking crabs.

To Fight Off Diabetes, Latina Women Find Power In A Group

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:27am

La Comunidad, a grassroots effort in Winston-Salem, N.C., offers treatment to a population at high risk of developing diabetes. Group meetings led by non-medical facilitators help reduce costs.

All Songs +1: How Aaron Dessner Unknowingly Rescued Lisa Hannigan

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:00am

While living in London, Hannigan found that missing Ireland made it a huge challenge to write songs. What happened next came out of the blue and led to a beautiful new record called At Swim.

How We Love Our Pigs: Local Food And Animal Ethics

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:10am

What makes for "authentic" barbecue and bacon? Barbara J. King looks at the anthropology — and the ethics — of pastured pigs.

Is 'Rural Resentment' Driving Voters To Donald Trump?

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:00am

The rural-urban split in this year's presidential vote is shaping up to be much bigger than in 2012.

Songs We Love: Harari, 'Party'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:00am

#TBT to a great artifact of South Africa's early '80s flirtation with disco and the future — those synthesizers and slinky grooves haven't aged a bit.

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