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10:09 am
Thu June 12, 2014

New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

Ambulances fill a parking lot at the DaVita Dialysis Center in Paterson, N.J., on May 31.
Andrew Renneisen Courtesy of ProPublica

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 7:04 am

To grasp Medicare's staggering bill for ambulance rides in New Jersey, just visit the busy parking lot of the DaVita St. Joseph's dialysis clinic in Paterson.

More than 20 ambulances were parked outside on a recent morning there. Emergency medical technicians wheeled patients in and out on stretchers. As soon as one ambulance departed, another took its place.

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The Two-Way
8:43 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Time For Kickoff: World's Attention Focused On World Cup

They are feeling it: Children kick around a soccer ball outside the Independencia Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Wednesday.
Victor R. Caivano AP

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 3:41 pm

Update at 4:31 p.m. ET

And Brazil does recover, with a goal from star Neymar a few minutes later.

Update at 4:28 p.m. ET

The beautiful game is not so beautiful for Brazil in the early moments of the game: Croatia is ahead 1-0 after an own goal by the home team. It's early, though. Plenty of time for Brazil to recover.

[A tweet from NPR's Russell Lewis in Sao Paulo.]

Update at 10:25 a.m. ET

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The Two-Way
8:42 am
Thu June 12, 2014

British Court Blocks All-Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

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Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 2:09 pm

We told you last week about an upcoming trial in Britain that's so secret that little is known about the case – except that it involves terrorism.

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All Tech Considered
7:09 am
Thu June 12, 2014

How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

Amid the calls to "lean in" and endless head-scratching over how technology companies can recruit and retain women, the statistics — and their refusal to budge — are sober reminders that tech still has a gender problem. Women head only 3 percent of startups and represent only 20 percent of software developers.

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The Two-Way
6:54 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 4:19 pm

Members of Congress say they are confident of sending a unified version of a bill to overhaul veterans' health care to the president by the end of the month.

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The Two-Way
6:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Book News: Charles Wright, Who Writes Of God And Nature, To Be Poet Laureate

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Business
6:29 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Paula Deen Is Back In The Kitchen With Web Show

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

The former Food Network host has been lying low since she admitted to using racial slurs, and revealing that she has diabetes. The Paula Deen Network is a digital subscription channel.

The Two-Way
6:14 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Obama: Options Open For Response To Militant Gains In Iraq

ISIS militants at al-Sharqat base north of Tikrit, Iraq. The al-Qaida-linked group has captured Mosul as well as Tikrit. This image came from a video posted by IraqiRevolution, a group that supports ISIS.
AP

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET

The violence in Iraq has intensified today, with al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants moving into areas close to Baghdad after capturing the cities of Mosul and Tikrit.

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Sports
5:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Uruguay Soccer Legend Left Off World Cup Guest List

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

Alcides Ghiggia is normally invited to the opening match of the World Cup but he wasn't this year. He scored the winning goal against Brazil in 1950, the last time Brazil hosted the tournament.

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