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From Texas To Great Lakes, Severe Weather Due Again

Eight days after a tornado devastated Moore, Okla., spring is still bringing severe storms to much of the nation. Forecasters warn that there could be tornadoes in some sparsely populated parts of Kansas and nearby states. Cities such as Chicago and Omaha could be hit by strong storms too.
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Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors

High costs and minimal insurance coverage may be keeping adults out of the hearing aid market. Private companies are trying to lower prices by selling the devices directly online, but specialists warn that comes with its own costs.
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Searching For Veterans On Alaska's Remote Edges

Twenty-two million Americans served in the military, but the vast majority are from the Vietnam and Korea generations. They're getting older now, and many live in rural, sometimes remote places like Alaska, where reaching the veterans to connect them with their benefits is difficult.
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Alimony Till Death Do Us Part? Nay, Say Some Ex-Spouses

A year after Massachusetts ended lifetime alimony, groups in a number of states are pushing similar legislation. They say alimony laws are outdated, based on a time when most women didn't work. But family lawyers say the proposals would punish those who've sacrificed their own career to help a spouse advance.
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Obama's Next Big Campaign: Selling Health Care To The Public

President Obama often tells audiences that he has waged his last campaign. But that's not exactly true. The White House is gearing up for a massive push this summer to get uninsured people to buy health care when sign-ups begin Oct. 1.
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After Tornado, Some Moore, Okla., Residents Have Had Enough

Determined to rebuild, people in Moore, Okla., have already cleared mountains of debris. But with two monster tornadoes in the last 15 years, does anyone want to leave? At least two women say they've finally had enough.
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New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants

Several productions in New York's smaller theaters aren't content with providing passive experiences — the audience is asked to participate. Here Lies Love, a new David Byrne musical about Imelda Marcos at the Public Theater, is set in a disco and the audience moves around, from scene to scene, dancing all the while. Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812, is an electronic pop opera based on a portion of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and is set in a Russian restaurant where audiences are served a meal and vodka as part of the performance. And the audience explores a run-down hotel in Sleep No More, a dance/theater experience based loosely on Macbeth, following actors up and down floors and into different rooms.
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How Silicon Valley Glommed On To Politics

Robert Siegel talks to George Packer about his recent New Yorker article on Silicon Valley and its foray into the realm of politics.

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