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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

Oct. 21
Michelle Andrews / NPR
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To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

When Women Stopped Coding

Oct. 21
Steve Henn / NPR
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For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

Oct. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

CEO Of Major French Oil Company Dies In Plane Accident

Oct. 21
Sam Sanders / NPR
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Christopher de Margerie, CEO of Total, was 63. He and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

Hong Kong Leader Hints At Concessions As Talks With Students Begin

Oct. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Oct. 21
Tamara Keith / NPR
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Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord

Oct. 21
Samantha Raphelson / NPR
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Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.

Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

Oct. 21
Eric Deggans / NPR
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One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

Oct. 21
Alice Fordham / NPR
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Until August, 24-year-old Aza Betwata was in Holland, enjoying beef and cabbage and studying to be a social worker. Now, he's among the hundreds of exiled Kurds who have returned and taken up arms.

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Oct. 21
Steve Drummond / NPR
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Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?