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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.
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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.
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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.
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Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.
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Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame

The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in.
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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.
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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.
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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
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Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.
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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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