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Say What? Jargon Busters Tackle Health Insurance

Getting and using health insurance shouldn't be so hard, say doctors and health literacy specialists who volunteered to come up with a consumer guide that even a seventh grader can understand. It's available just as many people are sizing up new options.
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Florida Deaths Raise Questions About Child Welfare System

At least 20 children, on the radar of child protective services in Florida, have died since April, according to the Miami Herald. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks why it's happening, and what can be done.
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Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a new documentary that looks at the battles boxing's biggest star faced outside of the ring. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the director, Bill Siegel, and journalist Dave Zirin.
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Summer Songs: Led Zeppelin Reinvented, Acoustic Style

Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series samples contemporary artists who've remade old classics. This week, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares an acoustic version of a hit by the rock band Led Zeppelin.
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Tourist Dies Of Shark Attack In Hawaii, Part Of Alarming Rise

Jana Lutteropp, a 20-year-old from Germany, lost her arm in the attack during a snorkeling trip last Wednesday. She is the first person to die from a shark attack in Hawaii in more than nine years.
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Lawyer Rejects Guantanamo 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Claim

Weeks after detainees at Guantanamo Bay were said to be voracious readers of Fifty Shades of Grey, an attorney says his client was given a copy by guards at the prison and had never heard of it before.
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Bradley Manning: 'I Am A Female,' Call Me Chelsea

The Army private responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history is asking for hormone therapy. Manning's lawyer will push for that to happen during the soldier's long stay in prison.
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Speculation Builds That San Diego Mayor Is On His Way Out

Democratic Mayor Bob Filner has reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit brought by one of the women who accuses him of sexual harassment. Details of the deal, which must be approved by the city council, have not been released. The Union-Tribune, though, says it sets the stage for his departure.
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Bank Of America To Close Some Drive-Up Tellers

Bank of America says too few people are using drive-through teller windows. So, the bank is cutting that service at some branches. Teller lanes from Georgia to Texas have already closed.
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Closing Arguments Begin Thursday In Fort Hood Shooting Trial

The court martial of Army Major Nidal Hasan is heading into its final phases at Fort Hood in Texas. Hasan has elected to offer no defense. Closing arguments begin Thursday morning, and then the case is set to go to the jury. Hasan faces the death penalty, accused of massacring 13 people and shooting 32 others.

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