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3:46pm

Fri November 15, 2013
NPR Story

Can You Keep Your Old Health Plan? It May Depend On Where You Live

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 7:36 pm

President Obama met at the White House with CEOs from across the health insurance industry on Friday. Insurers, he says, will be allowed to renew for one more year health policies that don't meet the new national standards set by the Affordable Care Act.
Alex Wong Getty Images

President Obama's proposal to try to let more people keep their canceled health insurance policies sounded so simple when he announced it Thursday.

"Insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be canceled into 2014. And Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan," he said in unveiling the proposal at the White House.

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3:03pm

Fri November 15, 2013
Code Switch

A Jewish Comic And A Muslim Researcher Walk Into A Party ...

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 7:07 pm

Dalia Mogahed delivers a speech after being coached by comedian and author Judy Carter.
Roxana Pop The Chautauquan Daily

This is a story about a pair of unlikely partners.

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3:01pm

Fri November 15, 2013
Shots - Health News

Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 7:07 pm

President Obama has pledged millions of dollars to fuel research into understanding the workings of the human brain.
Zephyr Science Source

When President Obama announced his plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain seven months ago, it was long on ambition and short on details.

Now some of the details are being sketched in.

The BRAIN Initiative will include efforts to restore lost memories in war veterans, create tools that let scientists study individual brain circuits and map the nervous system of the fruit fly.

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2:17pm

Fri November 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Once An Ancient Village, Soon An Entertainment Complex?

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 7:07 pm

In the middle of downtown Miami, archaeologists excavate a site holding evidence of a more than 1,000-year-old Tequesta Indian village.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

As work began on one of the last pieces of undeveloped ground in Miami's fast-changing downtown, archaeologists uncovered the site of an American Indian village. It was already centuries old by the time Columbus arrived in the New World.

The question now for the city and the developer of the planned entertainment complex is how much of the site will be preserved.

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5:28pm

Thu November 14, 2013
Sports

End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 1:25 am

Cricket fans holding an Indian national flag cheer in front of a billboard of superstar cricketer Sachin Tendulkar outside a stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. India's favorite son dominated the sport for nearly a quarter of a century. Now, that fabled career is coming to a close.
Danish Siddiqui Reuters /Landov

Sachin Tendulkar: The very name evokes Indian national pride, and it resounded through Wankhede Stadium Thursday in the cricket superstar's hometown of Mumbai.

That's when Tendulkar took the field for the final test match of his fabled 24-year long career. There are fevered celebrations for the 40-year-old batsman who has dominated the Indian imagination on and off the field, and whose self-effacing demeanor masked a steely determination to win.

The atmosphere was electric as India's favorite son stepped onto the field.

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