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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.
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FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines

A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.
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It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas

Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.
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In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.
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NPR's New CEO Hopes To Improve Diversity At The Network

Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's new chief executive officer, Jarl Mohn, about his vision for the organization and the state of diversity at the network.
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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
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Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

The package would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers unveiled the plan on Monday.
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Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.
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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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