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Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:13:34 -0400
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges. 
FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:44:00 -0400
The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports that a rocket landed a mile from the airport. 
For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:07:53 -0400
More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more. 
U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:37:00 -0400
One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal. 
States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:43:00 -0400
People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid. 
The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:34:00 -0400
Politicians charge that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story. 
Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:27:00 -0400
The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions. 
Getting Things Done At The Workshop School  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:03:00 -0400
An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District. 
Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:27:12 -0400
The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in. 
Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:16 -0400
From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits. 
Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely. 
Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news. 
Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs. 
Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:31:00 -0400
Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to. 
Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:51:00 -0400
The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.