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February 11, 2016 | NPR · The investment bank, agreeing that it misrepresented the risk and value of mortgage-backed securities, reached the settlement deal with state and federal authorities.
 
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February 11, 2016 | KHN · The feds propose taking a page out of Covered California's book and moving to a simplified marketplace for health insurance.
 
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February 11, 2016 | NPR · The grand jury is determining whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo violated Garner's civil rights as he moved to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes.
 
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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Nuevo Leon Governor Jaime Rodriguez, whose state includes the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, says 52 people died in last night's riot at the prison.
 
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February 11, 2016 | NPR · A U.S.-led team says it has seen waves in space-time from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · The Tollivers have always believed in time travel and young Waldy is no different. Now, stuck permanently at 8:47 AM, he's passing time writing the history of his expansive (and entertaining) family.
 
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February 10, 2016 | NPR · "But it's not a show about women stuff," Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.
 
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February 10, 2016 | NPR · Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
 
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February 10, 2016 | NPR · The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.
 
February 10, 2016 | NPR · To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.
 

October 13, 2010

Proposition 101 Overview

In the final part of our series on the three tax and spending questions facing voters this November, state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland breaks down Proposition 101. Proponents say it’s a reaction to Democratic tax and fee increases and would spur economic growth. But the campaign against the measure says it would devastate schools and the state’s transportation system.

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