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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:44am

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:44am

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. They're doing it by giving patients personalized attention.

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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:01pm

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:01pm

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He's complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a "sham" and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

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Border Action Spurs Rick Perry From Also-Ran To 2016 Contender

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:22pm

A recent poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for first place in a hypothetical GOP contest for the 2016 presidential nomination — mostly thanks to sending the Texas National Guard to the border.

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Border Action Spurs Rick Perry From Also-Ran To 2016 Contender

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:22pm

A recent poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for first place in a hypothetical GOP contest for the 2016 presidential nomination — mostly thanks to sending the Texas National Guard to the border.

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Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:18pm

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.

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Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:18pm

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.

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James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:09pm

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.

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James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:09pm

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.

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Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:28am

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:28am

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:21am

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.

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A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:21am

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.

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Obama Moves To Overhaul VA

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Two months after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, President Obama looks set to sign legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Another five states hold primaries this coming week, including Tennessee, Kansas and Michigan. NPR's Arun Rath talks to senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving about what's at stake.

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Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.

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Congress In Recess After A Notably Unproductive Session

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 4:05pm

Congress adjourned Friday for a five week recess. Senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving joins NPR's Eric Westervelt to talk about what they did and didn't get done.

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