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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

New Jersey radio station WFMU prides itself on radically open programming like three hours of "Eleanor Rigby" covers. But as a new film shows, it can be tough to pay bills and maintain a mission.

Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

Why These Kids Love Kale

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives one vegetable at a time.

NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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