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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Feb 28, 2014 — Idaho's governor signs a bill criminalizing the act of secretly filming animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The bill was introduced after an undercover video emerged of abuse at a dairy farm.
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Nov 15, 2013 — After incumbent Don Bowden ended up tied with challenger John Davis in the Nov. 5 mayoral election in Albion, Idaho, at 60 votes apiece, a coin toss was called to determine the winner.
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Jun 17, 2013 — A civil lawsuit that shifted into U.S. district court in Idaho last week alleges that the United Potato Growers of America has become a veritable OPEC of spuds. The group is accused of using high-tech, strong-arm tactics to inflate potato prices.
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Jul 10, 2012 — Firefighters have been able to make progress against blazes in other Western states. But the Kinyon Road Fire in Idaho has doubled in size since Sunday.
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Jun 7, 2012 — Originally banned because its name and label might offend women and Mormons, the vodka can now be sold there. The state reversed course after a lawsuit was threatened.
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Jun 25, 2010 — Nobody likes to pay taxes, but one Idaho state legislator says he should be exempt from any deadlines for penalties.
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May 4, 2010 — The Attorney General of Virginia recently gave his staff a censored version of the state seal — the original shows a bare breast. Turns out Virginia isn't alone with its NSFW emblem. Join the Wait Wait staff for an illustrated tour of other state seals in need of a little censorship.
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Apr 7, 2009 — People in Washington State are driving to Idaho for that sweet, sweet phosphate-laden dishwasher detergent.
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Jan 28, 2009 — UPDATE on Mr. Obama 2-3-09From Ron Elving, NPR's Senior Supervising Editor of the Washington Desk:
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