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Washington passed a law this week to create a new kind of public health insurance. It could inspire other states to try such a plan, but consumers might be in for a reality check.
May. 16, 2019
Public housing officials estimate that it would cost $50 billion to fix up buildings that have fallen into disrepair nationwide. The Trump administration is calling for more private investment.
May. 16, 2019
The promoters of a 50th anniversary Woodstock festival can still attempt to put on their event in August, though they face a steep uphill battle for financing and permits.
May. 16, 2019
"Landmark" study finds a highly processed diet spurred people to overeat compared with an unprocessed diet, about 500 extra calories a day. That suggests something about processing itself is at play.
May. 16, 2019
It's the latest in a series of sweeping abortion restrictions passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures that appear aimed at pushing abortion challenges to the Supreme Court.
May. 16, 2019
Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.
May. 16, 2019
The Cocos Keeling Islands make up barely 6 square miles in the Indian Ocean. It's a good place to measure debris because almost no one lives there. Scientists were flabbergasted by what they found.
May. 16, 2019
Fifteen years ago, Hillary and Julie Goodridge married hours after Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. But less than five years later, they were getting divorced.
May. 16, 2019
Robert Mnuchin, an art dealer and the father of the U.S. Treasury secretary, bought the sculpture for a client. Some art collectors consider the silver bunny to be "the holy grail of Koons works."
May. 16, 2019
De Blasio is the 23rd Democratic candidate, and not the only mayor. He won current office from the back of a big primary pack, something he is mindful of as even allies have warned against a 2020 bid.
May. 16, 2019
An Idaho inmate sued the state to receive sex reassignment surgery and won. If she prevails in federal appeals court, she'll become the first inmate to receive the surgery through court order.
May. 16, 2019
The last three sitting presidents to lose reelection — George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford — all faced strong opponents within their parties. But Trump has strengths they did not.
May. 16, 2019
President Trump's proposal would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in. It does not address the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.
May. 16, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Kathy Kraninger says the department is getting in the way of efforts to police the student loan industry. The revelation comes in a letter obtained by NPR.
May. 16, 2019
Sam Nugraha of Indonesia says that in his country, a smile can be a mask covering inner turmoil. So how do you get addicts to be honest?
May. 16, 2019

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