Republicans target Franken on health care law Republicans in Minnesota are using the troubled roll-out of the Affordable Care Act to attack Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who is among a group of Democratic incumbents up for re-election next year.5:51 p.m.
Cube Critics: 'Dallas Buyers Club' MPR Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr reviews a new film based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Minnesota native Steve Zahn.6:25 p.m.
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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?
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.
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.