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Are Candidates Missing The Big Picture?

Some critics say President Obama and Mitt Romney are avoiding big problems like economic growth, energy and immigration to focus on relatively minor issues in their campaigns. The strategy may make sense, but then how does one govern after running on a platform of political small ball?
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After Supreme Court Ruling, Health Law Will Cover Fewer And Cost Less

The Supreme Court decision that made the expansion of Medicaid optional for states will result in 3 million fewer people getting coverage. And that will also reduce the overall price tag of the law over the next decade by about $84 billion.
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Report: Congressional Gridlock Has Cost $1.3 Billion

The near-default on U.S. obligations cost $1.3 billion because of increased borrowing costs, according to a new GAO report. To put that in perspective, that's more than 1,600 times as much money as was wasted at a Las Vegas conference for government employees that the House has spent countless hours investigating.
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New Syrian Refugees In U.S. Too Late For Special Visa

The Obama administration has a special temporary visa extension for Syrians who've fled to the U.S., since it's unsafe for them to go home. But there's a catch. Syrians who've arrived in the last three months, when the violence really started escalating around Damascus, aren't eligible. No one thinks Syrians are going to be deported anytime soon, even if they get caught with expired visas. But without the special status, it's harder to get work or student visas.
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We Got The Beat: The 'Heart' Of Your City

When you think about where you live, what sights and sounds come to mind? The coffee shop on the corner? The park down the street? We asked you to show us what makes your city thump and pulse, and here is some of what you shared. But we want to fill our heart with city love, so send us more!
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City Life Snapshot: Bryan Johnson Of N.D.

We meet Bryan Johnson of Watford City, N.D. He sells fire retardant clothing to oil companies. As part of the NPR Cities Project, we'll be hearing "City Life Snapshots" from time to time, sent to us by producers from the Association of Independents in Radio who are involved in its nationwide Localore initiative. This snapshot comes from Prairie Public Broadcasting.
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D.C.'s Black Churches Take Steps In AIDS Fight

HIV/AIDs has taken a disproportionate toll on the black community in Washington, D.C. Although the disease still faces a stigma in the faith community, pastors and advocates say things are much better than they were in the past.

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