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Thursday, July 18, 2013

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  • Obama Pushes Back Against Efforts To Undermine Health Law
    President Obama gave a White House address Thursday, flanked by Americans now paying less for health insurance or receiving reimbursements from health insurers under Obamacare. It was a response to recent efforts by House Republicans to repeal or undermine the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
  • State By State: How Health Law Will Affect Premiums
    New York is one of several states where a change in the basic structure of the health insurance system will result in lower premiums. Audie Cornish speaks with NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner about what people can expect in other states.
  • Emmy Nods for Netflix, The New Kid On The Block
    The nominations for this year's Emmy awards were announced on Thursday. House of Cards, Netflix's venture into producing original content, was recognized with several nominations.
  • Russians Protest Sentencing For Anti-Corruption Activist
    A Russian judge delivered an unexpectedly harsh sentence on an anti-corruption campaigner who led the biggest protests against President Vladimir Putin since he took power in 2000. Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft. Protesters chanted "Shame! Disgrace!" outside the court in Kirov.
  • South Africa Honors Still-Ailing Mandela On His Birthday
    July 18, South Africans mark Mandela Day, when ordinary people honor the anti-apartheid hero's legacy by volunteering 67 minutes of their time to charity or service projects. Sixty-seven is the number of years Mandela served his country through public service, politics and prison. Thursday also marks Mandela's 95th birthday, and he remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
  • Man Who Hoped To Testify Against Whitey Bulger Is Found Dead
    Stephen Rakes said the gangster forced him — at gunpoint — to sell a liquor store. The cause of Rakes' death isn't yet known. Authorities say there were "no obvious signs of trauma." Rakes, who said he could speak for those who fear Bulger, was told this week he would not be called to the stand.
  • South Boston Transformed In Whitey Bulger's Absence
    The neighborhood that reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is accused of terrorizing with murders and extortion is now a destination.
  • How The Justice Department Picks Its Civil Rights Cases
    The NAACP is leading a campaign to persuade Attorney General Eric Holder to pursue federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the February fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Melissa Block speaks with William Yeomans, a former attorney with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, about what is involved in bringing these kinds of cases.
  • World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots
    The Pandoravirus is so big you can see it in an ordinary microscope. Scientists say its size may have helped fool amoebas and other potential hosts into eating it. But this virus doesn't pose a threat to humans. It's more of a Trojan virus than a surprise from Pandora's Box.
  • Grilled Pizza And Your Other Favorite 'Tastes Of Summer'
    A few weeks ago, we asked you to enter All Thing's Considered's Found Recipes' Taste of Summer contest with a great recipe that had a compelling story behind it. Now you can vote for your favorite.

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