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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
 

March 26, 2015 | KHN · Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn’t act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.
 

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March 25, 2015 | WNYC · Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.
 

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March 25, 2015 | NPR · Laparascopic surgery can be faster, safer and cheaper, but patients don’t always get the choice even if it’s appropriate, a study finds. Using it more often would reduce complications and save money.
 

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March 25, 2015 | KHN · Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.
 

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March 24, 2015 | NPR · While industry and government officials agree something needs to be done to prevent the tens of thousands of debilitating injuries among nursing staff, nobody can agree how to enforce it.
 

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March 24, 2015 | CPI · The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.
 

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March 24, 2015 | KHN · Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.
 

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March 24, 2015 | WNYC · Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.
 

 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · The president called the show “one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades.” Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.
 

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March 27, 2015 | WPLN · A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · The report in the daily Bild comes as Duesseldorf police searched Andreas Lubitz’s home Montabaur. Lubitz appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps.
 

Arts & Life

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · On today’s Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of “blind faith.” The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The FX series, now in its final season, is based on Leonard’s novella Fire in the Hole. Showrunner Graham Yost says, “I look at this show as Elmore Leonard’s show, and we’re all in service of him.”
 

Music

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The multi-talented musician performs her solo material on stage in West Virginia.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · Hear the sounds of the Irish traditional music scene in the U.S., from the 1920s to today.
 

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