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Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:29:00 -0400
A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier? 
Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point. 
Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. 
U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits. 
Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words. 
Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements. 
Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts. 
The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:39 -0400
Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture. 
What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:00 -0400
The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them. 
Obama Adviser: Civilian Toll In Mideast Makes Cease-Fire Critical  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:00 -0400
Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine. 
Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:00 -0400
Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program. 
How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:00 -0400
After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers. 
Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:00 -0400
Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law. 
California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:00 -0400
The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious. 
Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:46:00 -0400
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate