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Even When Employed, Health Care A Challenge

A little more than a year ago, NPR launched the Road Back to Work series, following six people in St. Louis who started 2011 unemployed and were searching for work. Like so many Americans, the people we followed have had difficulty getting health coverage, even after returning to work.

Greece: So, What Now?

More bailout money for Greece means adhering to tough austerity measures, but it's the price of saving Europe from a larger — and much more dangerous — financial meltdown.

What China's Internal Politics Mean For The U.S.

The visit of Chinese Vice President and heir apparent Xi Jingping to the United States, raised questions about internal Chinese politics — from human rights to technological development — and how the country will be governed in the future.

What Happened To The Rainy Day Fund?

Americans have tended to save more and spend less in the years since the economic downturn in 2008. But according to a survey from, only 54 percent of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt.
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Virginia Democrats Push For Budget Concessions

Democrats in Virginia's state senate say they are unlikely to pass a budget unless Republicans agree to concessions, which could leave the commonwealth without a budget.


Bailout Talks Reopen Wounds In One Greek Village

The protracted negotiations have brought up dark memories, especially between Greece and Germany. In the central town of Distomo, site of a Nazi massacre in 1944, the past is still painfully vivid but there's hope for a European future.