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A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

The city of Luliang, in China's coalfields, was to become home to a $5 billion business district. But corruption, reckless pursuit of growth and overcapacity led to a crash in its industrial economy.

Marilyn Kruse couldn't get health insurance through her job as a substitute teacher in Jefferson County, Colo. Now she buys insurance through the state's health exchange. John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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In Colorado, More People Are Insured But Cost Remains An Issue

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Razor Rim Wynton Marsalis
In the 6th Trombone Shorty
Polock Night Shot
Night Shot Polock
Black Disciples Ernest Ranglin & Monty Alexander
As This Moment Slips Away Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
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A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

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Canta Conmigo [Nickodemus Afrohouse Instrumental] Blue Man Group
Viva de Funk Joe Sample & Soul Committee
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Faced With Spate Of Tremors, Oklahoma Looks To Shake Up Its Oil Regulations

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Betty and Jeff Waite enjoy family brunch with their sons. The Waites say they were happily married for 17 years before Jeff told Betty he was questioning his sexuality. The news came as a shock to her, as it does to many men and women who learn their spouse is gay. Cheri Lawson/WNKU hide caption

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A Place For Straight Spouses After Their Mate Comes Out Of The Closet

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Mo' Onions Booker T & M.G.'s
Sad and Beautiful World The Garifuna Collective & Danny Michel

Ex-Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson defected from Michele Bachmann's campaign before the 2012 Iowa caucuses. In a 2014 plea deal, he admitted that he lied about payments from the Ron Paul campaign. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Big Money And Backstabbing Have Become Part Of The Iowa Game

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My Witch's Blue Christian McBride, Makoto Ozone et. al.
Aguilas and Cobras [Afrolicious Remix] Brownout
Hide Away [#][*] Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

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Caffeine At Night Resets Your Inner Clock

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Dinah Cab Calloway