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In Illinois Deal, The Onion Will Promote Health Insurance (Really)

Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange, has hired Onion Labs, The Onion's in-house ad team, to develop banner ads, a video and other online material to persuade young people to sign up for insurance coverage.
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After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

The tipped minimum wage has been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991, but legislation before Congress could finally change that. The restaurant industry says that will cost jobs and drive away diners. But in states where servers, bartenders and other tipped workers already make more than the federal minimum wage, restaurants haven't been hurting.
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Erin Hamlin Sets A U.S. First With Medal In Luge

German Natalie Geisenberger's winning margin of 1.139 seconds was the largest at the Olympics since 1964, the sport's first year at the games. The American Hamlin says of her medal, "It's surreal, really."
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Shaun White Falls Just Short Of Three-Peat Quest In Half-Pipe

The top five finishers all pulled off their best runs in the second half of the competition – none more so than White, who stood in 11th place after the first run with a score of 35.
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Children And Anorexia: Noticing The Warning Signs

Pop star Ke$ha says she's postponing her tour to get treatment for an eating disorder. Many parents worry that pop culture has been sending the wrong messages to kids about their bodies for years. Host Michel Martin hears from pediatrician Dr. Leslie Walker and mom of three, Leslie Morgan Steiner, who suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager.
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Fighting Gender Bias: 'Women Need To Be Savvier Than Men'

Host Michel Martin talks to Rachel Dempsey and Joan Williams, co-authors of What Works For Women At Work about why gender bias is still a major problem, and how to fight it in the workplace.
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Coping With The Cold Is About Survival For The Homeless

Extreme cold has hit many parts of the country this winter, bringing life-threatening challenges for the homeless. Host Michel Martin hears how they've been coping. She speaks with Jerry Jones of the National Coalition for the Homeless, and Liz Kuoppala of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.
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How Not To Get Swept Off Your Feet By A Sweetheart Scam

Some Americans are discovering the high cost of love. That's because some online flings are pumping them for money — sometimes tens of thousand of dollars. It's what experts call a "sweetheart scam." Host Michel Martin finds out more from consumer columnist Sheryl Harris.
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Despite Federal Rules, Some States Deny Family Policies For Same-Sex Couples

Despite a Justice Department decision giving same-sex married couples equal recognition in federal courthouses, prisons and other programs, inconsistency in the treatment of same-sex married couples under the health law remains. States still make their own decisions.
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Immigration Turbulence Buffets Boehner

John Boehner and his GOP leadership team embraced a set of principles for updating the nation's immigration laws. Then the winds shifted and the House Speaker expressed grave doubts about the feasibility of overhaul.

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