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Texas has the country's highest rate of people without health insurance, and Governor Rick Perry says he won't expand Medicaid to include many of them. But in some poor communities, Republican and Democratic politicians alike want the expansion.
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Ray Manzarek, whose keyboard was a trademark of The Doors sound, died at the age of 74 on Monday.
On an icy night in 1984, a commuter plane crashed in the wilderness. Six passengers died, but four survived: the pilot, a politician, a policeman and a prisoner. Carol Shaben's Into The Abyss describes their fight to make it through that frigid night alive.
Jackson is famous for his philosophical take on basketball and for the many stars he led to championship triumphs. He taught his players yoga and gave them assigned reading ? but also pushed them to intensely practice fundamental skills. His new book looks back on a legendary coaching career.
In Texas, it may be politically unwise to cross the governor, but some politicians and advocates in the poor Rio Grande Valley are starting to speak out in support of expanding Medicaid. Governor Perry opposes all parts of Obamacare.
The deadly collapse of a textile factory in Bangladesh has heightened awareness about cheap clothes. Many Americans have become used to inexpensive clothing, but the garments are also discarded at a remarkable rate: Billions of pounds of clothing are recycled each year; nearly half is exported.