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Even When Employed, Health Care A Challenge

A little more than a year ago, NPR launched the Road Back to Work series, following six people in St. Louis who started 2011 unemployed and were searching for work. Like so many Americans, the people we followed have had difficulty getting health coverage, even after returning to work.
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When Body Piercings Go Bad

Body piercings often come with complications, including infection and scarring. A new study recommends learning about possible complications before needle meets flesh. Prevention of problems is paramount.
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Super PACS Create Fairness?

Super PACS have contributed millions of dollars to shape the 2012 presidential election. The "Citizens United" Supreme Court case paved the way for them. David Bossie, president of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, speaks with host Michel Martin about how Super PACS could even the playing field.
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Mardi Gras Indians Tout Generations-Old Traditions

New Orleans hosts one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations on Tuesday. Local self-described Mardi Gras Indians are known for their eye-catching regalia, but police have seemed to look critically at them. Host Michel Martin speaks with Clarence "Big Chief" Dalcour of the Creole Osceola Mardi Gras Indians.
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Nature Lovers Forced To Store 30,000 Books

A couple who met working in a book store in Denver have spent their marriage amassing books about their passion: nature. Now the house they live in is up for sale, and they're scrambling to find storage for 30,000 books.
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Romney Benefits From Campaign, SuperPAC Funds

Reports filed at the Federal Election Commission show the GOP presidential hopefuls spent a lot of cash in January, what with contests in four states. Also spending a lot of money, as it turns out, were the richly financed superPACS that support the candidates.
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Tech Pioneer Channels Hard Lessons Into Silicon Valley Success

Jen-Hsun Huang's education in the rough environment of eastern Kentucky helped make him a tough player in the tech industry. Now Nvidia, the company he co-founded, makes powerful graphics chips that bring realistic games and movie effects to screens small and large.
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Outed Ariz. Sheriff Threatened To Deport Boyfriend

Conservative Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu resigned over the weekend as chair of Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign. After announcing his run for Congress, the Phoenix New Times reported that he's gay and had previously threatened a Mexican boyfriend with deportation.

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