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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.

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The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

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California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again KQED

Premiums for plans in the Covered California marketplace will rise by an average 4 percent after years of double-digit increases — an "amazing achievement," a UCLA professor said.

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Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

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Music Interviews

Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

Sam Lee wants to bridge old UK folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.

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It's All Politics

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. But one group is urging the vice president to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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Coordinating care for high-risk patients was expected to save money and improve quality of care. A Medicare experiment didn't pan out. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Experiment In Coordinated Care For Medicare Failed To Show Savings KHN

The test aimed to help high-risk Medicare patients navigate the health care maze. But after three years, expected improvements in quality and savings failed to materialize.

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Goats and Soda

New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Tries Out Jokes About Racism, Ebola

The South African comic, who assumes the reins of the Comedy Central series on Sept. 28, did a show in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Here's a sample of his comedy stylings.

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All Songs Considered

Preview Josh Ritter's New Song, 'Getting Ready To Get Down'

The singer-songwriter tells the tale of a "risky teen" and a Bible school intervention in the lead single from his forthcoming album, Sermon on the Rocks.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

During a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Obama said that a country is more successful when "all voices are being heard."

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Newport Folk Festival

Hear Courtney Barnett Perform At The Newport Folk Festival

If the Newport Folk crowd was scandalized by Bob Dylan going electric in 1965, they would've hated this Aussie's grungy, hard-rocking performance 50 years later.

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