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Stories for March 30, 2013

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Three Years On, States Still Struggle With Health Care Law Messaging

March 30
NPR Staff / NPR

It is hard to imagine that after three years of acrimony and debate we could still be so confused about President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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Review: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

March 30
By Beth Accomando

Hasbro created the G.I. Joe action figure in 1964, a multiple cartoon series and movies followed. The latest entry in the franchise is “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (opened March 29 throughout San Diego), a follow up to the 2009 “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.”

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Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies At 72

March 30
Melisa Goh / NPR

Music producer Phil Ramone, who worked with top artists to create some of the most unforgettable music of our era, has died. He was 72.

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IRS To 'Social Welfare' Groups: Show Me The Political Ad Money

March 30
Peter Overby / NPR

There are still unanswered questions about the politically active 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups. The anonymously funded entities' multimillion-dollar ad budgets helped to clog the airwaves last year.

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White House Easter Roll Eggs Hatched In Maine

March 30
Patty Wight / NPR

On Monday, thousands of children will descend on the White House lawn for the annual Easter Egg Roll. They'll walk away with keepsakes: painted wooden Easter eggs made in a small mill in rural Maine.

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Gay Marriage And The Evolving Language Of Love

March 30
Ari Shapiro / NPR

In 1982, advice columnist Dear Abby published a letter from someone who'd just moved from a conservative Midwestern town to bohemian Portland, Ore.