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Senate Set To Vote On Surgeon General Nominee

After months of delay, the Senate is poised to approve President Obama's choice to be the next surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. NPR's Mara Liasson tells us about Murthy and the controversy.
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150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho are returning to the site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.
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There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.
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From Water Cutoffs To An Art Scare, Detroit Has A Tumultuous Year

Detroit has officially emerged from the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. But 2014, which included a trial over the city's plan to shed $7 billion in debt, changed the very fabric of the city.
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LAPD Chief Has Lessons To Share About Department's Past 'Ghosts'

Cities looking to reform their troubled police forces might have a template to turn to in Los Angeles. The LAPD has come a long way in 20 years, and Chief Charlie Beck wants to share lessons learned.
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Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Following the lead of two other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.
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Supreme Court Upholds North Carolina Traffic Stop

The court has upheld a cocaine conviction that began when police stopped a car with just one brake light, even though state law in North Carolina requires only one brake lamp.
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Search Is On For Gunman Who Left 6 Relatives Dead Near Philadelphia

Officials say the gunman is Bradley William Stone, 35, who also left one person seriously wounded. Victims were shot in three different Montgomery County towns, officials say.
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A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Around the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.
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Is Ted Cruz Running For President ... In 2008?

Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now"; Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.

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