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Grassley To Justice Department: Crack Down On Medicare Advantage Overbilling

May 20, 2015 - 7:57am

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the Obama administration pointed questions about what is being done to investigate alleged fraud, waste and abuse by Medicare Advantage plans.

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'Cartel' Of 4 Big Banks To Plead Guilty To Gaming The Exchange Rate

May 20, 2015 - 7:15am

Four banks agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and pay over $5 billion in fines. Officials say the banks used secret codes to manipulate the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Euros.

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Rare Black Rhino Killed By U.S. Hunter Who Won Controversial Auction

May 20, 2015 - 7:10am

Corey Knowlton of Dallas won an auction last January for a hunting permit that would allow him to kill a black rhino weighing about 3,000 pounds.

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Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara Fouls California Coastline

May 20, 2015 - 5:14am

A pipeline rupture spilled some 21,000 gallons of crude. Some beaches were evacuated, and it's unclear if they will reopen in time for Memorial Day.

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Indonesia, Malaysia Agree To Take In Stranded Rohingyas

May 20, 2015 - 3:54am

The "boat people," as they've been called, have been stranded at sea for weeks with little food or water. Indonesia and Malaysia say they will take them in temporarily.

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In Speech, Obama Will Cast Climate Change As 'Immediate Risk' To U.S. Security

May 20, 2015 - 2:37am

President Obama is expected to discuss the dangers of climate change when he delivers the commencement address today at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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Biology Professor's Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything

May 19, 2015 - 11:31pm

From a young age, Caroline Solomon wanted a career in science. She also wanted to help other deaf and hard-of-hearing people defy the odds. Now, she's considered a role model at Gallaudet University.

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Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama Plan To Save Bees

May 19, 2015 - 11:30pm

The White House's strategy to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.

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The Other Sacred Thing Tom Brady Squashed: Sportsmanship

May 19, 2015 - 11:29pm

Tom Brady could be guilty of one of the worst transgressions in sport — purposely defiling the part of the game that makes it fair and square.

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An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?

May 19, 2015 - 11:27pm

Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.

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Live On Pakistani TV: A Call-In Show About Sex

May 19, 2015 - 11:25pm

Sex is a topic not often broached in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan. Yet a cable TV program hosted by a male doctor has proved popular, particularly among 30-something women.

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