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How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better

The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.
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Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.
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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.
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For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.
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U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.
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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.
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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.
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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.
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Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.
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Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame

The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in.

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