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For Many, Affordable Care Act Won't Cover Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has a good track record in combating the health risks of obesity. But new health exchanges in Mississippi and other Southern states won't pay for it, even though those states have some of the nation's highest rates of obesity.
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Twinkies' Return Is Mostly Sweet News For Kansas Town

Emporia, Kan., was hit pretty hard when the Hostess snack cake plant shut down last year. The company that bought Hostess' business is going to fire its ovens back up, but there will be half as many jobs and they will be nonunion. Still, the news sparked an ecstatic response in this beleaguered town.
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Apple-1 Computer Fetches $671,000 At Auction

Electrical engineer Fred Hatfield was one of the first to purchase an Apple-1 in 1976, one of Apple's first computers. His relationship with that computer was an interesting one, and involves one bold interaction with Steve Jobs himself.
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Obama Tours A Battered Oklahoma

President Obama was in Moore, Okla. Sunday, surveying the damage wrought by the deadly tornado that stuck last week. He promised the federal government will be there to help during the lengthy rebuilding process.
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'Part Of The Community': Latinos Rebuild After Okla. Tornado

The heart of Tornado Alley is home to one of the fastest-growing Latino populations in the country. After last week's devastating twister, the community faces some unique challenges — including protecting vital documents and overcoming the fear of asking for help.
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Tornado Upends Okla. Doctor's Practice With Patients In Need

Dr. Keith Layne's practice was destroyed in the tornado that hit Moore, Okla. Now the family practice doctor is scrambling to treat patients while worrying about their mental and physical health.
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What's Changed Since U.S. Last Moved Detainees To Yemen

Host Rachel Martin talks with Greg Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia. They discuss President Obama's plan to restart prisoner transfers of Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison.

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