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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.
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Khorasan Group Composed Of Al-Qaida Veterans

One of the targets in overnight airstrikes in Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan group.
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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.
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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.
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At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

Some describe World Routes as speed dating for the aviation industry, as airports try to court airlines and convince them to offer international flights in and out of their destinations.
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Trade Lingo: 'Aunt Minnie' Lives In Your X-Rays

All Things Considered has been asking listeners to share words exclusive to their professions. In the latest installment, radiologist Dr. Harold Friedman defines what seeing an "Aunt Minnie" on a brain scan might mean.
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At U.N., Attention Divided Between Air Strikes And Climate Chage

President Obama headed to the UN on Tuesday with a new bombing campaign underway in Syria and the ability to tout an Arab coalition against ISIS. Fighting the threat posed by ISIS is a major focus of the UN gathering in New York. The president also turned his attention to another global issue, climate change.
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Saving A French Dialect That Once Echoed In The Ozarks

A distinct version of French is disappearing from the isolated Old Mines region in the Missouri Ozarks. Thousands of people once spoke pawpaw French, but today only a handful of speakers remain.
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Stockpiling Coal For Winter Proves Problematic For Power Plants

Fall is usually the season when power plants stockpile coal in preparation for higher electricity demand during the winter, but that's proving to be problematic this year.
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In Alaska, An Uncommon Act Of Maternal Love

Melissa Block talks with Roy Wood, a park ranger at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska, about Holly, a brown bear, who has adopted a yearling cub abandoned earlier by his mother.

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