7:09am

Wed April 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

To Avoid Surprise Insurance Bills, Tell Exchange Plan When You Move

If you thought more experience with the heath insurance marketplaces would cut down on confusion about them, you'd be wrong. The questions about how they work keep pouring in. Here are answers to some of the latest queries.

I purchased health insurance in Ohio through the marketplace in April. I then moved to Missouri and applied for marketplace coverage there that began in October. I had assumed that the Ohio marketplace would cancel my coverage there, but that didn't happen. What should I do?

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6:55am

Wed April 1, 2015
Radio Poets, April 1, 2015

Radio Poets 2015: Pradipti Lama

Pradipti Lama, Redding Elementary School
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Pradipti Lama
Redding Elementary School
Down The Road

Poetry is my life
Love Joy and Harmony
Words scatter like the meadows are starting to howl
My fragile brain
steps into the world
and my words
The world swirls down the road
as I walk down the line
Thoughts on my head
copies on the page
like a money machine pinching my cheeks
Dandelions blow off my mind
as I walk down the road to my favorite place
Poems

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6:45am

Wed April 1, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/1/2015

Sandip Roy: Free the Internet

Shreya Singhal

  The Internet just became freer in India thanks to a young woman who decided to do something about it instead of just complaining.

Section 66A of the IT Act was declared unconstitutional.

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6:16am

Wed April 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:04 am

Musician Joni Mitchell attends a party before the Grammy Awards in February. Mitchell, 71, was found unconscious in her home Tuesday.
Jason Merritt Getty Images

After being found found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. "She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits," according to her website.

Mitchell "regained consciousness on the ambulance ride," her website says.

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5:28am

Wed April 1, 2015
The Two-Way

World's Oldest Person Dies At Age 117

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 7:28 am

Misao Okawa, who died at age 117, posed for a photo with her son Hiroshi Okawa, 92, (left) and other family members as they celebrated her birthday last month in Osaka, Japan.
Buddhika Weerasinghe Getty Images

She was born in 1898. And now comes word that Japan's Misao Okawa has died at age 117. She had been the world's oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

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4:43am

Wed April 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Iran Nuclear Talks: Kerry Will Remain In Switzerland For Another Day

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 12:13 pm

Prolonged nuclear talks gave Russian journalists time to play a game of giant chess Wednesday in a courtyard of the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Brendan Smialowski AP

(This post was last updated at 3:12 p.m. ET.)

A day after the self-imposed deadline passed for reaching a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program, negotiators are still working.

By evening in Switzerland, the State Department said Secretary of State John Kerry would remain in Lausanne until at least Thursday morning.

"We continue to make progress but have not reached a political understanding," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

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4:16am

Wed April 1, 2015
The Two-Way

CEOs Of Germanwings, Lufthansa Visit Crash Site

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 9:08 am

Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann (left) and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr visited the site of the Germanwings jet crash in Le Vernet, France, on Wednesday.
Claude Paris AP

Top executives of Lufthansa and Germanwings airlines visited the site of last week's plane crash that killed 150 people. Speaking with reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

Spohr said that while his airline is learning more about the crash, "it will take a long time for all of us to understand" how the tragedy occurred.

From Berlin, Esme Nicholson filed this report for our Newscast desk:

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4:14am

Wed April 1, 2015
Music News

Colorado Lawmakers Don't Want Marijuana Going To People On Welfare

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:05 am

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3:59am

Wed April 1, 2015
Asia

China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:36 am

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2:54am

Wed April 1, 2015
NPR Story

Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's Drought

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 12:19 pm

The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack, a major source of water for the rest of the year, is at the lowest level on record.

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