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How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opted to expand Medicaid through Obamacare had residents with fewer unpaid bills and less debt overall.

Nevada Incident Could Make It Difficult For Sanders' Supporters To Back Clinton

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Sen. Bernie Sanders is answering for violence at the Nevada Democratic Party's state convention, where his supporters threw chairs and hurled obscenities as Hillary Clinton claimed the most delegates.

The 'Intolerable' Fight Over School Money

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:52am

Congress and the Education Department are fighting over how to prove that federal dollars for at-risk students aren't being misused at the local level.

At Age 116, Italian Woman Is The World's Oldest Living Person

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 6:14am

Guinness World Records has confirmed the oldest living person, and it is Emma Morano of Italy. She is one of the last known people born in the 19th century. She says she loves her brandy.

Cannes Hotel Unleashes Hawks To Control Thieving Seagulls

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 6:06am

Movie stars flock to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Flocks of seagulls are known to snatch food off the plates of the stars. Hawks will now trace menacing circles over the hotel.

Ratings Gold? Fox To Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Trump Tonight

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Viewers will see Donald Trump in a one-on-one interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller and co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend for a preview.

U.S. May Send Weapons To Libya's Fledgling Government

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Secretary of State John Kerry and diplomats from other world powers have agreed to ease an Libyan arms embargo in order to assist a coalition seeking to assume power over the chaotic country.

Senate To Vote On Zika Funding

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on a deal to provide more than $1 billion to battle Zika. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

Obama Guidelines To Protect Transgender Students Is 'Life Changing'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The administration ordered schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that matches their gender identity. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Debi Jackson, mother of Avery, 8, who is transgender.

Jane Little, Longtime Orchestra Musician, Collapses On Stage And Dies

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne and Mary Louise Kelly report on the death of Jane Little. In 1945, she joined the symphony in Atlanta when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing. Little was 87.

Leaving Afghanistan Is Not Always The Best Solution For Migrants, Rhani Says

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

News reports out of Afghanistan lately have focused on the number of people trying to leave the country for a better life elsewhere. Renee Montagne talks to the first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, who was at the Afghan embassy in Washington, D.C. It was migration that dominated their conversation

Jane Little, Longtime Orchestra Musician, Collapses On Stage And Dies

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The bassist joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1945, when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing on stage.

Supreme Court Sends Latest Obamacare Case Back To Lower Court

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

With a vacancy, Supreme Court justices are looking for ways to avoid tie votes on key issues. On Monday, the justices sent an Obamacare case back to a lower court — saying compromise seemed feasible.

In The Midst Of Libya's Turmoil, New Cafes Spring Up To 'Change The Mood'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:58am

Logically, it's not the right time to open up shop in Tripoli. But entrepreneurs aren't only investing in their businesses, they're buying into a new way of life.

Hollywood Jet Gives Fearful Fliers The Courage To Soar

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:58am

A small group boards a 727 jet parked on a studio sound stage in Southern California. The airplane cabin is normally used for filming movies — but these "passengers" have real-world fears.

These Gloves Offer A Modern Twist On Sign Language

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:57am

Two college students developed SignAloud, gloves that connect to a computer and convert some sign language words and letters into speech and text. In the process, they've learned about deaf culture.

How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A 'Choice'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:56am

The $10 billion Veterans Choice program was supposed to cut down on wait times and let veterans see private doctors, but less than two years later, the faltering program needs an overhaul.

Who Should Be Worried About Zika And What Should They Do?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:56am

Mosquito season is just getting under way in the U.S., and some areas have the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus. Pregnant women in places like Florida and Texas are at greatest risk.

When It Comes To Economic Election Prediction Models, It's A Mixed Bag

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26am

Under a Moody's model, Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump. The oldest model picks the GOP nominee to win, though it may be proved wrong, its creator says, because Trump is so outside the mainstream.

British Columbia Legislature Rejects Bid For Silence

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 6:16am

Legislators in the Canadian province like to slap desks and clap endlessly. One lawmaker called for a ban on such applause. Her ban was voted down followed desk slapping and thunderous applause.

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