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Tue March 17, 2015
It's All Politics

Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 3:14 pm

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy pauses as he testifies during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Updated at 11:50 A.M.

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Tue March 17, 2015
The Two-Way

Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

Bhutanese football player Chencho Gyeltshen controls the ball in a March 5 match against Sri Lanka. The striker hit two goals Tuesday to lead Bhutan past Sri Lanka and into the next phase of World Cup Qualifying.
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi AFP/Getty Images

They started the game ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches. The 2-1 victory comes less than a week after its historic first win in a World Cup qualifier.

The win puts Bhutan into the Asian group stage, where they'll gain more international experience as they play for a chance to move another step closer to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Tue March 17, 2015
Shots - Health News

Most NY Marketplace Plans Lack Out-Of-Network Coverage

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 11:11 am

If you're a New Yorker shopping for health insurance on the state's exchange, you won't be able to find a health plan with out-of-network coverage unless you live around Albany or in the far western part of the state.

More than a dozen insurers offer plans on the New York health insurance marketplace. Depending on where shoppers live, they may have more than a hundred options to choose from.

But despite being spoiled in many ways, there's one popular feature that most New Yorkers can't find in any of the health plans offered on their state exchange: out-of-network coverage.

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Tue March 17, 2015
All Tech Considered

Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools Connect Friends, Test Privacy

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 2:41 pm

After a post has been flagged for review, Facebook intervenes with a supportive message.

People who struggle with suicidal thoughts will often reach out to friends and family first. But when our social circle lives online these days, the biggest social media networks grapple with how to intervene and with getting users the right kind of help.

Facebook is the latest social media network to roll out support resources for suicide prevention. The company is now trying to combat suicide by doing what it does best — connecting friends.

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Tue March 17, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 2:31 pm

Some of the artifacts that were handed over to Iraq during a ceremony Monday in Washington, D.C.
Jackie Northam NPR

The U.S. returned dozens of artifacts to the Iraqi government Monday. The cultural treasures, some dating back more than 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the United States.

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