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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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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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The Affordable Care Act, Explained

Oct 11, 2013 — Shopping for health insurance is getting easier in some ways, and more confusing in others. Here's everything you need to know about how the new exchanges work.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Companies large and small face new choices when it comes to offering workers health insurance. Here's a breakdown.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Obamacare was primarily directed at young populations. Still, there are some changes for Medicare and new options for some retirees. Here's what they are.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Some of Obamacare's biggest changes were directed at 20-somethings and other young adults who've gone without health insurance. Here's what those changes are.
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Oct 11, 2013 — The requirement to have health insurance becomes law in 2014 — but there's some fine print. Here are answers to some common questions.
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Oct 11, 2013 — In about half of the states, more people than ever will qualify for Medicaid. In the other half, coverage remains difficult for many to come by.
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Sep 30, 2013 — Many people aren't sure if they'll qualify for subsidized insurance. Many also don't know how much insurance might cost them. Information about premiums is now available in most places, and here's a tool to make use of it.
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Feb 17, 2014 — It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Drugmakers have been criticized for cost-sharing assistance programs that encourage patients to use brand-name drugs instead of cheaper, generic alternatives. The federal government has frowned on the help, but there are expensive medicines for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis that don't have generic equivalents.
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Dec 18, 2013 — What questions do you have about the new national health care law known as Obamacare? Use NPR's interactive guide to answer them.
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