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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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  • Why Postponing Insurance Mandate Is No Easy Fix For Obamacare
    One of the big questions now is what will happen if the federal health insurance website can't be fixed soon. Will the government penalize people for not having insurance if they couldn't realistically buy it?
  • Obama Wants To Pivot To Immigration Reform, But Can It Work?
    The ink wasn't dry on the deal to reopen the government when the President turned his attention back to immigration. But what are the politics and prospects for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws?
  • AP Firings Leave Many In News Media Scratching Their Heads
    A brief Associated Press story that wrongly claimed Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe had been accused in court documents of lying to a federal investigator has resulted in the firings of several AP journalists.
  • Spain Inches Into Recovery But Spaniards Don't Feel It
    Europe's fourth-largest economy is out of the red. The Bank of Spain says the Spanish economy grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter of this year, marking an end to the longest economic slump in Spain's democratic history. Spain's recovery is critical to the economic health of Europe overall. It's bigger than all the bailed-out economies — Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus — combined. But unemployment in the country still tops 26 percent, and it could be a while before Spaniards feel the fruits of that recovery.
  • Graham Nash Tell-All Has Sex, Drugs, Rock...And No Ax To Grind
    Meredith Ochs reviews a memoir from musician Graham Nash, one-fourth of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. She says the book gives context to the songs that came to define a generation.
  • Widespread Plague In Wildlife Threatens Western Ecosystems
    For most of us, plague is something that maybe we read about in history books. In the 14th Century, it wiped out half of Europe's population. But the bacteria is busy killing wildlife now in the American West. By studying small mammals scientists have learned that plague is far more pervasive a killer than anyone thought.
  • NOAA Says No More Paper Maps Of U.S. Waterways
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will no longer print traditional lithographic charts of U.S. waters after next April. The agency will still map waterways for rocks, shipwrecks and dangers, but mariners will have to download the latest information onto their electronic navigational systems or use private on-demand printing and PDFs.
  • Getting 'Banksied' Comes With A Price — And Maybe A Paycheck
    Last week, Cara Tabachnick got a text from her father: "Our building got Banksied and there's a crowd gathering outside. What do we do?" British graffiti artist Banksy chose their wall as a canvas. Now, the Tabachnicks are fending off vandals and facing big decisions.
  • German 'Bishop Of Bling' Booted From Office Over Lavish Spending
    The Vatican announced it's removing a German bishop from office during a church investigation into his alleged lavish spending and perjury charges. The bishop met with the pope last Sunday. The accusations against the bishop, whose diocese is near Frankfurt, have shaken the German Catholic community, with many members calling for a thorough investigation into how the Church spends their money.
  • All You Need To Know Ahead Of World Series Game 1
    The Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals tonight in Game 1 of the World Series. The teams are evenly matched and many expect a tight series. We'll see if playing in an American League park — and having a designated hitter — offers an advantage to either team.

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