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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Many New Voices Of Taylor Swift

Swift has received accolades and damnation mostly for her image or the messages she supposedly sends, which must be irritating for a musician so clearly devoted to perfecting her techniques.

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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