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Joan Kaeding is a reference assistant at the Oshkosh Public Library. NPR talked to her at New Moon Cafe in downtown Oshkosh. She says she's fielding lots of questions at the library about the new health care law. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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First And Main

Weary Wis. Union Workers Face Another Campaign

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Weary Wis. Union Workers Face Another Campaign

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Aamir Liaquat, 41, is one of Pakistan's most famous and controversial TV hosts. During the holy month of Ramadan, he broadcasts live for 11 hours a day while fasting and drawing record audiences. Back in 2008, remarks he made about a religious minority in Pakistan were followed by a wave of deadly violence. He was fired and recently rehired. Courtesy of Geo TV hide caption

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Pakistani Televangelist Is Back On Air, Raising Fears

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Researchers are using MRI scans to learn more about the brains of people with extraordinary memory. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why Can Some People Recall Every Day Of Their Lives? Brain Scans Offer Clues

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Submitting a DNA sample to networking company 23andMe entails spitting a saliva sample into a plastic vial. 23andMe hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Search For Parkinson's Genes Turns To Online Social Networking

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Search For Parkinson's Genes Turns To Online Social Networking

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Edward Hopper's wife, Josephine N. Hopper, served as his model for 1952's Morning Sun. Columbus Museum of Art/Howald Fund hide caption

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Art & Design

Hopper's Pensive Lady In Pink Travels The World

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Hopper's Pensive Lady In Pink Travels The World

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Tony Scott's breakout hit was Top Gun, a drama about fighter pilots in training, starring Tom Cruise. AP hide caption

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Obituaries

The Adrenalized Action And Cult Films Of Tony Scott

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The Adrenalized Action And Cult Films Of Tony Scott

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The canals in LA's Venice neighborhood serve as the scene of a murder in Robert Crais' 2011 novel, The Sentry. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Crime In The City

Robert Crais: L.A. Is 'Natural Canvas' For Nightmare

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Robert Crais: L.A. Is 'Natural Canvas' For Nightmare

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