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Oregon's Medicaid Experiment Represents A 'Defining Moment'

The federal government is giving the state almost $2 billion to overhaul the health system. Part of the money will provide a new program to aid the sickest patients, and the governor wants to create organizations in each town that will connect health care providers, decrease competition and let patients go wherever they need to get the best care.
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Tea Party Still Flexing Muscles In Senate Races

Tuesday night there was another strong Tea Party showing in the Republican Senate primary in Texas. The expected nominee, David Dewhurst, was unable to avoid a runoff because of strong far right support for Ted Cruz. Melissa Block talks with Emily Ramshaw of the Texas Tribune about the result.
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In N.J., Democratic Frenemies Wage Final Battle

The U.S. House colleagues from neighboring congressional districts in northern New Jersey once called themselves friends. But redistricting means Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman will face off in the Democratic primary on Tuesday for one congressional seat. The race has been anything but friendly.
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Wave Of Gun Violence Has Seattle On Edge

Melissa Block talks with Martin Kaste about an epidemic of gun violence in Seattle. A shooting near the University of Washington on Wednesday killed two people and wounded three. A woman was shot and killed in a separate incident in the center of the city. All this follows a weekend of violence that has the city shaken.
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Senator's Ex-Wife Files FEC Complaint Against Him

The ex-wife of Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has filed an FEC complaint, alleging that funds were misused during her ex-husband's 2010 campaign to cover up an affair. Robert Siegel talks to Todd Lighty of the Chicago Tribune for more.
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Jury Deliberates For Eighth Day In Edwards Trial

The jury in the John Edwards trial deliberated for an eighth day on Wednesday. The panel has asked for little guidance as it debates the fate of the two-time former presidential candidate. Edwards is accused of soliciting almost a million dollars from a pair of wealthy donors to cover up his pregnant mistress. Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio talks to host Melissa Block from the Federal Courthouse in Greensboro.

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