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4:33pm

Wed May 13, 2015
Around the Nation

NTSB Continues Investigation Into Derailed Amtrak Train

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 6:56 pm

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3:34pm

Wed May 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Senate Reaches Deal To Vote Thursday On 'Fast-Track' Trade Bill

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 5:19 pm

One day after Senate Democrats blocked the "fast-track" trade authority bill that has been championed by both President Obama and Republicans, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says an agreement has been reached to move forward.

The solution calls for separate votes on bills that Democrats had wanted to move as a single package on the floor, according to NPR's Ailsa Chang. Ailsa says the Senate will vote on a customs enforcement bill that includes Sen. Charles Schumer's safeguards aimed at reducing currency manipulation.

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12:41pm

Wed May 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Nothing More To Say On Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw Says

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 3:27 pm

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross he has said all he wants to say about Brian Williams, the man who succeeded him in the anchor's chair and who is serving a six-month suspension for exaggerating his experiences in the Iraq War.

Here's the exchange:

Gross: I just want to start by saying my understanding is you've said all you care to say about Brian Williams, true?

Brokaw: True.

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12:35pm

Wed May 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Contest To Be On $20 Bill

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 1:22 pm

With 118,328 votes, Harriet Tubman edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
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The Women on 20s campaign, which seeks to put a female face on the $20 bill, has announced a winner: Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave whose ingenuity and courage led other captives to freedom.

Tubman narrowly edged Eleanor Roosevelt, finishing with 118,328 votes to Roosevelt's 111,227, according to Women on 20s. More than 600,000 votes were cast over 10 weeks, including more than 350,000 in the final round that began on April 5.

Early on, Roosevelt had led Tubman by nearly 15,000 votes, but the final round brought a reversal.

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10:09am

Wed May 13, 2015
Shots - Health News

Here's A Radical Approach To Big Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 3:26 pm

In the late 1990s you could have taken what hospitals charged to administer inpatient chemotherapy and bought a Ford Escort econobox. Today, average charges for chemo, not even counting the price of the anti-cancer drugs, are enough to pay for a Lexus GX sport-utility vehicle.

Hospital prices have risen nearly three times as much as overall inflation since Ronald Reagan was president. Health payers have tried HMOs, accountable care organizations and other innovations in efforts to control them, with little effect.

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6:51am

Wed May 13, 2015
Media

Facebook Debuts Instant News Articles From News Organizations

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:58 am

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6:49am

Wed May 13, 2015
Business

Vinyl's Comeback Keeps Record Pressers Busy

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:58 am

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6:43am

Wed May 13, 2015
Business

Subscriptions We No Longer Need: Do You Still Have An AOL Account?

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 1:59 pm

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6:14am

Wed May 13, 2015
Politics

Vote On Obama's Fast-Track Trade Bill Blocked By Senate Democrats

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 2:43 pm

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6:13am

Wed May 13, 2015
Television

Show On ABC Is Part Of Disney's Effort To Revive Muppet Franchise

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:58 am

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