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  1. Can A Doctor Really Demand An Extra $75 Upfront?

    Changing health insurance rules mean confusion for patients and providers alike. But laws do protect people from having to pay more than what's specified in their health plans.
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  2. Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

    The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.
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  3. More Health Insurance Equals Fewer Deaths In Massachusetts

    The state's death rate declined in the four years after Massachusetts passed a law requiring health insurance. The state's minority residents posted the biggest gains in life expectancy.
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  4. Australian Government Plans To Slash Budget, Raise Taxes

    Health, education and foreign aid would all take a hit under the proposal, but defense would see an increase and small- to medium-sized businesses would get a tax cut.
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  5. 6 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

    Meanwhile, Germany's foreign minister was trying to jumpstart talks between the central government in Kiev and pro-Russian militants in the east.
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  6. Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Florida

    A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome has been found in the U.S. The virus has killed about a quarter of the people known to have been infected. But the risk to the public remains low.
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  7. The Turkish Mine Disaster: How Could It Happen?

    The accident that has claimed hundreds of lives appears to have causes that are all-too-familiar to mining experts in the U.S. and around the world.
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  8. FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic Rules

    The commissioners voted 3-2 to push forward with proposed rules intended to guide how Internet traffic is regulated. Public comments on the proposal are due by July 15.
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  9. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal

    In an interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Stevens compares making pot illegal to the attempt to prohibit alcohol. Like alcohol, he said, there will soon be a consensus that it is not worth the cost.
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  10. Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

    Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.
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