Health

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September 16, 2014 | KHN · Parts of the Affordable Care Act seek to curb states from setting their own mandates requiring insurers to cover specific care. But many state legislators are trying to work around the restrictions.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they’re training for jobs that don’t exist.
 

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September 13, 2014 | NPR · Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.
 

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September 12, 2014 | KUHF · Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.
 

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September 12, 2014 | KHN · While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don’t appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.
 

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September 11, 2014 | NPR · Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
 

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September 11, 2014 | NPR · Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug’s marketing won’t say how much it will cost.
 

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September 10, 2014 | NPR · He giggled, he swore, he was afraid of Ebola. This summer, he was infected by a patient he treated. Two colleagues remember Dr. Samuel Brisbane’s good life — and reflect on the idea of a good death.
 

September 9, 2014 | KHN · The health law’s ban on pre-existing conditions doesn’t mean you can buy a plan after you get sick. Most people have to wait for the open enrollment period.
 

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September 8, 2014 | NPR · The Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up its rules so that people will have more ways of disposing of drugs that can be risky to keep around after they’re no longer needed.
 

 

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News

September 18, 2014 | NPR · At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle’s chief technology officer.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.
 

Arts & Life

September 18, 2014 | NPR · The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary‘s writing is disappointing.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Zak Ebrahim’s father was convicted as a conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. For most of his life, Ebrahim lied to people about who his father was. His new memoir tells his story.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · The legendary stand-up discusses “crossing the line” in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, he whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.
 

Music

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Chris Staples’ American Soft is one of the discoveries of the year. This video captures the song’s feeling of being unsettled as it follows a trio of characters who roam the streets in slow motion.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · “It’s about us breaking up as a couple and also about changing weather,” Phil Elverum says of “I Want Wind To Blow” from The Microphones’ 2001 album, The Glow Pt. 2.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · Led since the late ’70s by co-founder David Thomas, Pere Ubu has created something far more rich, experimental, and emotional than the spooky, horror-movie that Carnival of Souls is named for.
 

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