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Painful History Buried At Shuttered Vermont Institution

The Brandon Training School housed people with developmental disabilities from 1915 to 1993. A commemoration this month of former residents is emblematic of a larger national movement to honor and mark the graves of people who lived and died as wards of the state.
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The $142,000 Pickup: Truck With 1.3 Miles Tops Vintage Car Auction

Hundreds of cars that were stockpiled by a Chevrolet dealer in Nebraska are finally being sold — many for the first time. The Lambrecht Chevrolet collection stretches back to the 1950s and has drawn bids and interest from around the world.
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Shutdown Standoff: 'How Dare You,' And Other Views From Congress

The federal government has moved closer to the brink of a shutdown, as the House of Representatives approved a temporary funding bill Saturday night that the Senate and White House say has no chance of becoming law. Here's what the legislators are saying.
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Hate Crime Opponent Becomes A Victim

Last year, Prabhjot Singh wrote an op-ed calling for the government to track anti-Sikh violence. This month, he became a victim of a similar attack near his home in New York City. He talks with host Rachel Martin about the attack, and what he hopes comes out of it.
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Report Notes Poor Communication In Deaths Of Arizona Hotshots

Arizona fire officials released their findings Saturday in the fatal fire this past summer that left 19 firefighters dead in Prescott, Ariz. The report details what happened, but does not say why or who was responsible.
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The F-35's History Of Costly Problems

The Joint Strike Fighter is the largest and most expensive weapons program in history. It is suppose to be a "cheap" replacement for a number of fighters flown by every U.S. military service, but it's years behind schedule and billions over budget. Host Rachel Martin talks with Adam Ciralsky, who wrote an article in Vanity Fair about the troubled history of the F-35.
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Flying Above Colorado, Photographer Has 'Rare Perspective'

John Wark has made memorable photos of some of the recent fires and floods in Colorado — while piloting his own plane. He says the distance from his subjects changes the photography experience.
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'Navigator' Helps ER Patients Who Don't Need Emergency Care

As a "patient navigator," nurse Wendy Shindler sorts out ER patients who don't need emergency care from those who do. The goal is to achieve better care at a lower cost, but you tell us: Should emergency rooms be able to turn more people away?
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Insurance Exchanges Will Open To Scrutiny, Curiosity, Confusion

On Tuesday, a key part of the Affordable Care Act is going live: People will be able to buy health insurance from new marketplaces in every state. Researchers and wonks will be intensely interested. Most of the rest of us will be clueless.
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House Vote Brings Government To The Verge Of A Shutdown

The House voted to tie government funding to a one-year delay of Obamacare early Sunday morning. The measure is a non-starter in the Senate and the president vows to veto, making a government shutdown all the more likely.

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