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Russia's Rate Increase Fails To Stop Currency's Steep Decline

The ruble plunged to a record low against the dollar today despite efforts by the Russian central bank to stabilize it.

2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Bill Withers and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamn

Authentic jamn ibrico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian migr is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.

President's Task Force To Re-Examine How Police Interact With Public

Tensions between police and communities of color are grabbing the nation's attention all the way up to the White House. The Obama administration has announced a new task force to tackle the problem.

Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.

Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?

Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Following the lead of two other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

Search Is On For Gunman Who Left 6 Relatives Dead Near Philadelphia

Officials say the gunman is Bradley William Stone, 35, who also left one person seriously wounded. Victims were shot in three different Montgomery County towns, officials say.