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4:22pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Television

Medicinal Laughs: Could 'Daily Show' Sour Millennials On ACA?

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 5:00 pm

Jon Stewart, shown here interviewing President Obama on The Daily Show in October 2012, has been lampooning the problems with the Affordable Care Act website in recent episodes.
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Problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act have been all over the news — and the not-quite news. Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart has been one news-ish outlet that hasn't been too kind in its coverage.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans spoke with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish about why negative coverage on The Daily Show might be worse for the Obama administration than negative coverage on the nightly news.

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4:12pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Around the Nation

On Capitol Hill, A Statue And A Rock God Bring Politicians Together

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 5:00 pm

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, an unlikely scene unfolded as a bust of Winston Churchill was unveiled in Statuary Hall Wednesday. The entertainment: Roger Daltrey. Who? Yes, Roger Daltrey of the 1960s rock band The Who.

3:28pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Parallels

Ottoman Dream Come True: Train Links East And West In Istanbul

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 8:04 pm

A Marmaray Project train awaits its inauguration ceremony in Istanbul on Tuesday.
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The Marmaray Project, Turkey's new underwater rail link between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, is open for business. It's the first of its kind, a modern feat of engineering that realizes the 150-year-old dream of an Ottoman sultan.

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3:08pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

In Sandy's Wake, Flood Zones And Insurance Rates Re-Examined

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 5:00 pm

An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat after their neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., was flooded.
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When Sandy blew into East Coast communities a year ago, it was flooding that did the most damage.

That's in part because the average sea level has risen over the past century — about a foot along the mid-Atlantic coast. That made it easier for the storm to push the ocean onto the land.

And scientists say there will be many more Sandy-style storms — that is, torrential rain and wind that create heavy coastal flooding — and they'll be more frequent than in the past. But preparing people for that means changing the way they live, and that's proving politically difficult.

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4:31pm

Tue October 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

Insurance Cancellations Elbow Out Website Woes At Health Hearing

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 6:57 pm

Marilyn Tavenner was the first Obama administration official to testify before Congress about the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.
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When the head of the agency responsible for the troubled Healthcare.gov went before Congress for the first time since its foibles became apparent Oct. 1, she probably didn't expect that many questions would be on something else altogether.

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