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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.

Relatos Salvajes Gustavo Santaolalla
holographic Gustavo Santaolalla
Losing Your Way Kodomo feat. Kassini

Alfafar, a suburb of Valencia, Spain, is suffering from a poor economy and high unemployment. A quarter of homes are abandoned. Here, a cafe is still open on the ground floor of an abandoned municipal building in Alfafar's Orba neighborhood, but upper floors used to house shops. A pair of Spanish architects hopes to revitalize the high-density housing in this working-class area. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

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You've Got Maelstrom Blockhead
Birth El Ten Eleven

Eastman Chemical went a step beyond calling Tritan plastic BPA-free, setting off a legal challenge. Eastman hide caption

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Beyond BPA: Court Battle Reveals A Shift In Debate Over Plastic Safety

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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
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Road Rage Breakdown Blockhead
Carnivores Unite Blockhead

Jimmy Underhill, drone technician for Agribotix, holds a drone at a farm in rural Weld County, Colorado. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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As Rules Get Sorted Out, Drones May Transform Agriculture Industry

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Beyond Illusion Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
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Firewalker Jungle Fire

Danielle Boshers, Anna Garcia and Chris Reynolds say the University of Michigan could do a better job welcoming first-generation students to campus. Jen Guerra/Michigan Radio hide caption

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Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt drinks a glass of wine at a fundraising dinner in 1938. FDR fancied himself quite the skilled mixologist; many of his colleagues disagreed. Thomas D. McAvoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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'Party Like A President' Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

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Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce
Time in A Bottle The Versionarys

Marco Rubio's second book is titled American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

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On Telegraph Lusine
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Through a Lens Darkly challenges stereotypical images of African-Americans families and experiences through photography. The document airs on PBS Monday. Lyle Ashton Harris hide caption

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'Through A Lens Darkly': Black Photography Fades Up To Joy

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Sojourner Josh Nelson
Going Out (Rest In Beats) St. Mic

Philip Levine grew up on the outskirts of Detroit and began writing poetry when he was just 13 years old. "It was like I had never enjoyed anything in my life so much," he said. "It was utterly thrilling. I began to live for it." Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Philip Levine, Who Found Poetry On Detroit's Assembly Lines, Dies At 87

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Comin' Home Chuck Leavell
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Get Inside Johnny A.
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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

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Cabezon Red House Painters
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