November 30, 2013 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says things are on track to meet today's deadline for fixing the HealthCare.gov website. Steve Sack thinks the Band-Aids mask a larger problem, while Darrin Bell finds it absurd that some Republicans claim that nuclear negotiations with Iran were intended to distract from the website woes.
Nina Totenberg and David Reines at their wedding in 2000.
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November 29, 2013 NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and surgeon David Reines ran into each other not long after their spouses had passed away. Soon — despite a couple of unforeseen events — the pair realized it was kismet that they had found each other.
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November 29, 2013 Traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday brings out shoppers hurrying after deals. Gustavo Rodriguez thinks some bargain hunters take things way too far, while Sandy Huffaker notes there's always another shop-pertunity waiting in the wings.
When he was being abused, Rogelio Martinez says his teacher, Lisa Moya King, showed him that he was not alone.
November 29, 2013 Rogelio Martinez was being abused when he started taking Lisa Moya King's dance class. Soon, Rogelio ran away, and Lisa took him in when he had nowhere to go. "You showed me that I'm not alone," Rogelio says. "That I actually have somebody."
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November 28, 2013 For the first time in 125 years, by some calculations, Thanksgiving coincides with the start of Hanukkah. On a day of turkey-eating and menorah-lighting, Dave Granlund and Joe Heller are two happy kvellers.
November 27, 2013 When the days grow short and cold, it's time to cozy up to a hearty bounty of root vegetables, dark greens, fruits and grains.
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November 27, 2013 As America readies for the national holiday, its cartoonists are preoccupied with two issues. Jen Sorensen has a bone to pick over the human cost of Black Friday sales, while Clay Bennett is undone by the possibility that HealthCare.gov might not be ready for holiday traffic.
Metro Meteor, a retired racehorse, stands with owners Ron and Wendy Krajewski and one of his paintings at Motters Station Stables in Rocky Ridge, Md., earlier this year.
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November 27, 2013 After his career at the racetrack ended, Metro Meteor was adopted by an artist in Pennsylvania, who discovered the horse's gift. Now, his paintings raise money to treat his knee problems and to help other retired thoroughbreds find new homes.
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Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil with her grandmother, who taught her to make the Filipino dish lumpia, in 2009.
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November 27, 2013 Growing up, Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil wanted to be as "non-Filipino" as possible. One way, she decided, was to stop eating rice. Now 31, Ramil has become the family's champion of its Filipino food traditions.
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Stewart Baker and Richard Falkenrath face off against David Cole and Michael German in an Intelligence Squared debate moderated by John Donvan on Nov. 20.
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November 26, 2013 Some argue that spying on vast numbers of innocent people is a violation of privacy, as well as a waste of security resources. But others argue that mass electronic surveillance is vital to the fight against terrorism. A team of experts debates for the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
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November 26, 2013 Senate Democrats' decision to exercise the "nuclear option" and curtail filibusters of most presidential appointees is still drawing strong reactions. Nick Anderson thinks Democrats didn't have much choice, while Nate Beeler anticipates that the party will live to regret it.
November 25, 2013 Iran and six world powers have reached a preliminary accord that President Obama said "will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon." Arcadio Esquivel hopes the accord will hold, while Schot doubts Iran's sincerity.
November 24, 2013 Two same-sex marriages made the news this week. Signe Wilkinson takes the side of Methodist pastor Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was suspended from ministerial duties for officiating his son's same-sex marriage, while Matt Wuerker wonders how Liz Cheney's public statements about her sister's marriage will affect Cheney family dynamics.
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November 23, 2013 Senate Democrats have voted to change filibuster rules to prevent Republicans from blocking executive and judicial nominees. Chip Bok thinks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not been faithful to his word, while Matt Wuerker doubts the change will ruin the institution.
November 22, 2013 Joel Pett and Joe Heller ask what for generations of Americans was the quintessential question about Nov. 22, 1963.
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