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  • White House Releases Long-Awaited Rules On Mental Health
    The rules require most health insurance plans to provide the same coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment as they do for other types of ailments. Coverage also has expanded under the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone benefits.
  • Week In Politics: Parsing Election Results And Health Law Hitches
    Melissa Block chats with political commentators Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks with The New York Times to discuss the week in politics, including election results in New York City and New Jersey and President Obama's apology to people who are losing their health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
  • In Art Lost And Found, The Echoes Of A Century's Upheaval
    Earlier this week, German authorities announced that a trove of Nazi-looted art, once thought lost, had been discovered in a Munich apartment. That news has sparked the imagination of author Susan Choi, who recalls reading a novel with a similar theme: Jenny Erpenbeck's Visitation.
  • Russian LGBT Activists Visit Washington To Drum Up Support
    LGBT activists from the Russian city of Arkhangelsk are making the rounds in Washington, lobbying the U.S. government to keep up the pressure on the Kremlin over its anti-gay legislation as Russia prepares to host the winter Olympics.
  • Clashing Reports Offer No Firm Answer On Arafat Poisoning
    A report from Swiss medical investigators found substantial evidence to back the theory that Yasser Arafat died as a result of poisoning by polonium, a radio-active element. Arafat died in 2004. The poisoning theory has been around for a number of years, and many Palestinians take it as a given that Israel assassinated their leader. A Russian report says the evidence is not there that Arafat was poisoned. So with more mixed news, how are Palestinians taking the news?
  • October Added More Jobs Than Expected, But Are They Good Jobs?
    The monthly jobs report for October showed surprising strength. Employers added 204,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment did edge up a bit to 7.3 percent, but that was likely a result of the government shutdown.
  • Blockbuster Fades Out, But Some Zombie Stores Will Live On
    Dish Network announced this week that it will shutter the 300 or so remaining Blockbuster stores it owns across the country. But in some places, dozens of the video stores will have an unlikely afterlife.
  • France Rethinks The Sanctity Of Its Day Of Rest
    For more than a century, French law has allowed stores to open on Sundays only under specific conditions. It also tightly controls other types of Sunday work. Several stores are now challenging that ban, as people question the tradition amid a languishing economy and a 24/7 world.
  • ¡Aparato! Takes Latin Music Traditions Into The Future
    The Los Angeles trio draws inspiration from Mexico's son jarocho tradition and blends it with rock and punk, and the result is a celestial mix. The band chats with NPR's Audie Cornish, instruments in hand.
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Bring Top Diplomats, But Still No Deal
    After a flurry of high-level diplomatic activity in Geneva Friday, Iran and six world powers continued to work on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing of some economic sanctions. The arrival of Secretary of State John Kerry and three EU foreign ministers added diplomatic heft — but not speed — to the proceedings.

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