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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?
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2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Bill Withers and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
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Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.
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The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Limit Abortion Drug's Use

An Arizona law aiming to limit prescription of RU-486 to the first seven weeks of pregnancy was blocked by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Monday, Supreme Court justices let that stand.
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Dr. Kent Brantly: Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."
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Nebraska Landowners Sit At The Heart Of Keystone Controversy

The Keystone XL pipeline has created a heated debate over climate change and energy independence. We visit York County, Neb., to speak to people for whom the pipeline could be a tangible reality.
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Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.
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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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