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April 23, 2014 | NPR · They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.
 
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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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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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