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4:13pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Around the Nation

Funeral Contest Rewards Those Who Think Outside The Pine Box

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Melissa Block talks with Christine Pepper, CEO of the National Funeral Directors Association and judge for the Design for Death contest, about the competition and the winning entries.

3:15pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Law

How A County Clerk Ignited The Gay Marriage Debate In N.M.

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 10:51 am

Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins talks with Thom Hinks and Richard Sunman (far right) after they obtained a marriage license at the Dona Ana County Clerk's Office in Las Cruces, N.M. In August, Ellins' office began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Juan Carlos Llorca AP

New Mexico law doesn't explicitly ban or approve same-sex marriage. There were a spate of lawsuits seeking to clarify the issue, but they were tied up in the courts. Then in August, the clerk of Dona Ana County, Lynn Ellins, a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, consulted his staff.

"And we all agreed that it was about time to bring this thing to a head, and if we did nothing, the cases would languish in the district court if we did not move to issue these licenses and try and put the ball in play," Ellins says.

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2:54pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Music Interviews

Lucy Wainwright Roche: In The Family Business

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Lucy Wainwright Roche.
Courtesy of the artist

Songs by Lucy Wainwright Roche seems to be told with a shrug, a note of apology, or modesty. And, yet, her father is the witty and acerbic singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. Her mother is Suzzy Roche — one third of the harmonious Roche sisters.

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2:10pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Enlist Therapists To Deliver Better, Cheaper Care

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 10:21 am

Tyler Engel with his parents, Dave and Jennifer. His doctor and therapist worked with the family to help Tyler recover from a concussion.
Kristian Foden-Vencil OPB

The state of Oregon is trying some experiments to bring different kinds of medical professionals under the same roof. Patients can see different kinds of doctors in one visit, and the hope is it will provide better patient care, eventually at less cost to the state.

This can make sense in a primary-care setting, where doctors often have to deal with stomachaches and migraines that stem from mental rather than physical problems.

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2:08pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Online Insurance Brokers Stymied Selling Obamacare Policies

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 5:18 pm

Independent online insurance brokers, like eHealth, haven't yet been able to sell subsidized health insurance policies.
eHealthInsurance.com

Consumers aren't the only ones frustrated by problems with the online health insurance exchanges being run by the feds.

Private companies that sell health insurance on the Internet are also in a bind. Websites like eHealthInsurance.com that were planning to start selling new, subsidized health care policies on Oct. 1 still can't offer them to customers.

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