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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Mar 4, 2014 — Over 15,000 births have taken place at birthing centers, and the number is growing. But there are no coverage guarantees despite provisions that prohibit discrimination against health care providers.
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Feb 10, 2014 — In the second delay for medium-size businesses under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration says firms with 50-99 workers now have until Jan. 1, 2016, to provide health insurance. Larger companies must offer the coverage in 2015.
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Nov 1, 2013 — A federal appeals court has sided with the Catholic owners of a business who fought a requirement in the 2010 health care law that employers provide insurance coverage for birth control. Federal courts have been split on the issue, which many expect to head to the Supreme Court.
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Oct 24, 2013 — Republicans are framing their central question about the troubled Affordable Care Act website this way: Are White House officials clueless or are they liars? A Democratic lawmaker, meanwhile, accuses the GOP of holding a "monkey court."
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Jul 18, 2012 — Some conservative scholars think they may have discovered a flaw that could send the law back to court, or at least cause some big problems for its implementation.
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Jul 1, 2012 — A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they says they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?
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Jun 29, 2012 — Back when President Obama was urging Congress to pass his health care law, he rejected claims that the penalty for not obtaining insurance would amount to a tax. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts begged to differ — while using the tax classification to save the law. And Republicans pounced.
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Jun 29, 2012 — Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
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Jun 28, 2012 — CNN and Fox mistakenly report the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act for a few minutes this morning, until correcting themselves.
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Jun 25, 2012 — The high court upheld the part of the law that asked police to check the immigration status of those stopped for another violation.
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