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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • GiveMN website is down
    Give to the Max Day is temporarily stalled as the website fueling the statewide give-a-thon is apparently down.3:54 p.m.
  • Some Minnesota Democrats 'jittery' over health care woes
    It's clear at some Democrats are starting the view the Affordable Care Act as a potential political liability. The fallout from the problems with the federal health care law has some Minnesota Democrats suggesting that they would support Republican legislation that could significantly roll back parts of the 2010 law.5:20 p.m.
  • President Barack ObamaChange to health law has unclear Minn. impact
    The state Department of Commerce says it's not immediately clear how a revision to the federal health law will play out in Minnesota.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tacloban Begins To Bury The Dead As Aid Starts Coming In
    Aid is beginning to move in the typhoon-hit regions of the Philippines, but many places have yet to be reached. In the city of Tacloban, authorities began burying many of the dead there.
  • If Childbirth Isn't Hard Enough, Add An Earthquake And A Typhoon
    Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Angelito Umali, maternal health officer for UNFPA Philippines, who's on the island province of Bohol. The UNFPA is addressing maternal health concerns following the Oct. 15 earthquake that destroyed much of Bohol, and added complications brought on by Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Saudi Arabia Cracks Down On Undocumented Workers
    Saudi Arabia has millions of unemployed young people, and authorities in the kingdom have been cracking down on undocumented foreign workers in an effort to open up the jobs they hold to local labor. Many Africans who do the lowest wage jobs have been violently threatened and are trying to turn themselves in to leave Saudi Arabia. Robert Siegel talks with Ellen Knickmeyer, Saudi Arabia correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, about the crackdown on undocumented foreign laborers.
  • Counting Who's Bought Into Obamacare Is Tougher Than You Think
    What does it mean to be enrolled in Obamacare? The administration says nearly 27,000 people signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first month. But that number includes people who picked a plan but haven't made a payment yet. The insurance industry says someone is enrolled only after the first premium payment. Using that standard, the enrollment numbers would be even lower. But the law's defenders say it's unrealistic to expect enrollees to pay three months before their coverage begins.
  • Oregon Shines On Medicaid, As Texas Stalls On Sign-Ups
    In Oregon, the online health marketplace isn't working for people looking to buy individual policies. But the state has been rapidly expanding Medicaid anyway. In Texas, insurance helpers may face state regulations that would make it even harder to assist people seeking coverage.
  • Obama's Fed Chair Choice Gets First Confirmation Hearing
    President Obama's pick to run the Federal Reserve went to Capitol Hill Thursday for her confirmation hearing. Janet Yellen defended the Fed's ongoing stimulus programs. Critics say it's time for the Fed to start moving back to a more neutral approach.
  • Boeing Continues Showdown With Its Largest Union
    Boeing's effort to move part of its workforce away from pensions and into a 401(k) retirement saving program was rejected by workers Wednesday. The machinists union rejected the new contract by a wide margin. Boeing has threatened to move some assembly work out of the Puget Sound area if the contract was voted down.
  • For Ridesharing Apps Like Lyft, Commerce Is A Community
    Services where regular people use their cars to take passengers to their destinations have found a foothold in the smartphone age. And for many participating in this sharing economy, the appeal is in more than just the cost savings or convenience.
  • 150 Years Later, Newspaper Retracts Gettysburg Address Diss
    Seven score and ten years ago, a Pennsylvania newspaper described the Gettysburg Address as nothing more than the "silly remarks" of President Lincoln. Now, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg would like to take that back.
  • Roald Dahl Wanted His Magical 'Matilda' To Keep Books Alive
    For many young readers, Dahl is a beloved author. But to Lucy Dahl, he's also Dad. "Matilda was one of the most difficult books for him to write," she says. "I think that there was a deep genuine fear within his heart that books were going to go away and he wanted to write about it."

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