Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most. The groups are responding to the latest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which concluded that the proposed American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people without health insurance than under current law and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years....

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A Preview of 2017-2018 Symphony Series

Symphonies … choirs … and soloists, oh my! That’s what you have to look forward to in the upcoming season from the Southeast Missouri Symphony Series! Season tickets are on sale now for the symphony … and this year starts with internationally acclaimed pianist Antonio Pompa Baldi in the gala season opener. Followed by Vivaldi’s "Gloria" this winter to help usher in the holiday season. The symphony will join with the choirs for this festive, powerful concert.

In the spring, the...

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WATCH: Impromptu Song Shows Manchester's Resilience

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A Manchester crowd's impromptu rendition of "Don't Look Back in Anger," by hometown band Oasis, emerged as an uplifting emblem of resilience after Monday's deadly bombing there.

When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family's home in Baghdad was bombed in the midst of the Iraq War. The family was uninjured. They moved to Syria, which was peaceful then, and in 2008, they came to the U.S. as refugees.

Writing helps Badr deal with what he's been through, and he wants to give other young people the same outlet. Now a student at Wesleyan University, Badr founded the website Narratio to empower others to tell their stories.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Krystle Warren has been compared to artists like Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone. The latter comparison is particularly intriguing: Not only does Warren share that icon's talent for evocative storytelling, but she also lives in France, as Simone once did.

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Within 24 hours of their deployment in Brasilia, Brazilian troops left the streets of the capital on Thursday — gone from their positions guarding government buildings almost as quickly as they'd manned them.

The decision, in both cases, came down from President Michel Temer.

By night, they play gigs. By day, they sample ramen in cities across America.

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Montana voters are at the polls as the aftermath of an altercation between the Republican congressional candidate and a reporter unfolds.

Most anyone who has encountered a flamingo has probably been impressed by its signature ability to balance on a single long, spindly leg for remarkably long periods of time.

But actually, scientists have now shown that what appears to be a feat requires almost no muscle activity from the bird.

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Left Of The Dial #353 - Not Tricks

This week on the show I'm playing the hypnotic new album from producer Nym, titled Lilac Chaser . That name is a reference to an optical illusion created by vision expert and balloonist Jeremy Hinton . That, and other illusions can be viewed here . All this about illusions seems to present a great opportunity to share this Radiolab blog about musical illusions. Put on your headphones, please. Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU.

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President Trump's Key Tweets Annotated by NPR

President Trump tweets a lot. NPR looks beyond 140 characters to provide context to the tweets.

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Aziz Ansari On 'Master Of None' And How His Parents Feel About Acting Aziz Ansari is in the midst of a whirlwind year. In January, the comic hosted Saturday Night Live the day after President Trump's inauguration — an experience he describes as "one of the most watched stand-up sets I'll ever do in my life, if not the most." More recently, Ansari has been focused on his Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedy series, Master of None, which he co-created and co-writes with Alan Yang. Ansari also stars in the show as Dev,...

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