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Contradictory letters from an insurer spur a health reporter to explore why the implementation of this key health law protection turns out to be more complicated than she thought.
June 02, 2014
The title of Jowita Bydlowska's memoir Drunk Mom pulls no punches. She tells Michel Martin about her struggles with motherhood and addiction.
June 02, 2014
The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.
June 02, 2014
Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.
June 02, 2014
FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?
June 02, 2014
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. Media outlets had hoped the Court would grant greater protection to journalists.
June 02, 2014
The Blackhawks started off Game 7 with a 2-0 lead, but the Kings won it in a 5-4 thriller in overtime. Los Angeles will host the New York Rangers for Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final this Wednesday.
June 02, 2014
Federal laws that were meant to prevent the international use of chemical weapons can't be applied to a woman who tried to poison her husband's mistress, the Supreme Court says.
June 02, 2014
Russian officials say the ban could save 200,000 lives a year in a country known for its heavy smokers. In 2009, the Russian Federation consumed 2,786 cigarettes per capita, a study found.
June 02, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity; he was released Saturday. He is still weeks away from returning to his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where residents are celebrating his freedom.
June 02, 2014
The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.
June 02, 2014
The news comes as something of a surprise; it was announced at a hastily called news conference Monday. Juan Carlos' son will become King Felipe VI.
June 02, 2014
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to become the country's next king.
June 02, 2014
Chen Guang is now an artist, and since early May, he has been held in police detention after staging a performance that was a comment on attempts to expunge the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.
June 02, 2014
Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.
June 02, 2014
Lots of people have heartburn or gastric reflux, and not all of them are helped by medications. A surgical device may help people with severe symptoms, but it hasn't been tested long term.
June 02, 2014
The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.
June 01, 2014
Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.
June 01, 2014
In places where bullets fly regularly, there's a new kind of "duck and cover" lesson for kids. The impact of stray bullets isn't widely studied, but their indiscriminate nature is known all too well.
June 01, 2014
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA is scouring emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other sources looking for facial-recognition quality photographs.
June 01, 2014

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