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McAuliffe And GOP Still At Odds Over Medicaid Expansion

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In Virginia, there's still no sign of any compromise between Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders in the House of Delegates.

The two sides are deadlocked over whether Virginia should accept federal Medicaid funds in order to expanded health insurance coverage to as many as 400,000 residents.

McAuliffe and House Republican leaders say there's been no movement on the issue.

The two sides met this week to discuss an upcoming special legislative session.

The impasse over Medicaid expansion led the General Assembly to adjourn earlier this month without passing a roughly $96 billion biannual budget. If the stalemate continues past July, it could lead to a state government shutdown.

McAuliffe wants to expand Medicaid eligibility, while House Republicans oppose it.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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