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Can I Keep My Marketplace Insurance If I Enroll In Medicare?

While you can keep your private plan after you join Medicare, it may not make much sense financially. For one thing, you'd be disqualified from receiving marketplace premium subsidies.

Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.

Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets Of Shanghai'

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt once drove a taxi. He's gone back to his former job, offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities.

Even More Secret Lives Of Teachers

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.

Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

Abdelmalek Gouri had been a wanted criminal in Algeria for nearly 20 years. His Islamic State splinter group was blamed for killing hiker Herve Gourdel in September.

Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

A Buenos Aires judge ruled in favor of advocates, who are calling for more freedom for Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan who was born in a zoo.

A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

Director Ava DuVernay speaks to NPR's Michele Norris about making Selma, a searing depiction of the battle for voting rights and the first major movie about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

California DMV Prepares For Undocumented Residents Applying For Licenses

The state is expecting 1.6 million undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses when a new law takes effect Jan. 1. The DMV is adding 800 employees to help handle the influx.

Lengthy, Widespread Internet Outage Reported In North Korea

It comes days after President Obama pledged a "proportional response" to the communist country's alleged hacking of Sony Pictures. It's unclear what caused the outage.

Baby Thrives Once 3-D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

Michigan doctors used 3-D printing to custom-make a splint to prop open Garrett Peterson's defective windpipe last January. He's home with his parents this Christmas, as "normal life" begins.

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