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A political scientist identified optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the health care act. He says the tool could someday make it easier to sharpen political messages.

Rich lobbyists, lawyers and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.

As he announced those conditions this morning — and showed a live picture of downtown Columbia under sunny skies — TV meteorologist Tim Miller got a bit emotional.

With the death toll at 13 in the Carolinas, rescue teams are fanning out, searching flooded homes and cars. George Kearns of South Carolina Public Radio talks with Renee Montagne.

There's a growing number of WiFi hotspots, but access for an hour can cost a couple days' salary. It's leading to a sharp divide between those who can and can't afford it.

A medical aid group says U.S. airstrikes on its hospital in Kunduz amount to a war crime. Analysts say an investigation is needed, but diplomatic fallout is more likely than a war crime prosecution.

Iraq and the U.S. have vowed to defeat ISIS in Iraq's western province of Anbar. The tribes there want to fight, but their recruits are under-equipped and weak. The country wants more U.S. help.

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.

The scientists from the U.S., Japan and China were awarded the Nobel Prize Monday for discovering drugs to treat parasitic diseases such as malaria, river blindness and elephantiasis.

In the 1960s, Chairman Mao Zedong ordered scientists to find a malaria antidote to help ailing soldiers in North Vietnam. Today's Nobel Prize for medicine went to one of those researchers.




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