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Stories for January 27, 2013

Calif. health care exchange at a glance

Jan. 27
AP / Associated Press
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By The Associated Press (AP) -- How many people are uninsured in California, and how many of those are projected to get insurance under the exchange?

A Doctor's Kindness Gives Homeless Inventor A Second Chance

Jan. 27
NPR Staff / NPR
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In California in the early 1980s, a cracked tooth sent Mike Williams to the dentist's office.

Gun-Control Advocates Should Listen More, Obama Says

Jan. 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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President Obama said that those support gun control should "do a little more listening" to differing viewpoints in the debate over firearms in the U.S.

Quick Arrest Made For Apparent Church Arson

Jan. 27
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EL CAJON (CNS) - A 38-year-old man was jailed for suspicion of arson, burglary and committing a hate crime after a fire today caused about $250,000 in damage to a Greek Orthodox church in Rancho San Diego, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Focus On Fracking Diverts Attention From Horizontal Drilling

Jan. 27
Jeff Brady / NPR
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Mention the recent surge in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. and one word comes to mind for a lot of people: "fracking." Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial technique that uses water, sand and potentially hazardous chemicals to break up rock deep underground to release oil and natural gas.