Morning Edition for September 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013 — The lawsuit takes aim at provisions that limit early voting periods and require a government photo ID as an illegal form of discrimination against minorities at the ballot box, according to a person briefed on the Justice Department's plans.
Sep 30, 2013 — If all goes as planned, people who don't have insurance will be able to shop for it on online insurance marketplaces starting Tuesday. As long as people sign up by Dec. 15, they'll be covered starting Jan. 1.
Sep 30, 2013 — With online health-insurance markets set to open this week, it's still unclear whether healthy people will sign up. Yet the success of the program depends on them.
Sep 30, 2013 — Sales in commercial real estate in the U.S. have soared over the past year. Asian nations, particularly China, are scooping up trophy properties and investing in some large, long-term development projects at a record pace.
Sep 30, 2013 — It smells like vinegar and tastes like spoiled cider. But fans of the fermented tea say that kombucha helps fight off diseases and aging. Sounds fantastical? Well, it probably is. At this point, scientists still know little about kombucha's health effects.
Sep 30, 2013 — Increasingly, high quality oils have a harvest date stamped on the label. Why? Olive oil goes rancid and loses many of the beneficial compounds in just a few months. If the oil stings the back of your throat, the beneficial compounds are there, experts say.
Sep 30, 2013 — Drawn-out fights over spending bills are nothing new for Congress. But before a 1980 ruling by President Carter's attorney general, the rest of the country barely noticed. That's because when lawmakers reached a budget stalemate back then, the federal workforce kept on working.
Sep 30, 2013 — In the early 1860s, Napoleon III commissioned photographer Charles Marville to document the city's transformation from medieval architectural hodgepodge to modern metropolis. The results of that project, known as the Old Paris album, are now on display at the National Gallery of Art.
Sep 30, 2013 — With the city's parking meter lease making voters leery of new privatization deals, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for too many public interest protections in the Midway Airport lease, and too few investors saw it as worth the risk. Increasingly, though, governments turn to private investors to run public assets like roads and prisons.