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4:52pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Health Care

The Religious Alternative To Obamacare's Individual Mandate

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 2:54 pm

The Affordable Care Act requires nearly every American to have health insurance or pay a penalty, beginning Jan. 1. The so-called "individual mandate" has been controversial ever since the law was passed.

But for people who fall into a few select categories, the mandate doesn't apply. Like Native Americans who get health coverage through the Indian Health Service, or people who are incarcerated.

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3:18pm

Sat September 28, 2013
World

Mexican State's Anti-Corruption Plan: Hire Female Traffic Cops

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 5:25 pm

Dressed in the black and neon orange colors of the new transit police, these women are slated to replace a force of notoriously corrupt traffic cops in Mexico State.
Edith Chapin NPR

In the central State of Mexico, officials are trying a new approach to fight corruption.

Authorities have hired hundreds of women and put them in charge of issuing all traffic violations. They're trying to crack down on the famous mordida, or bribe — a favorite among Mexico's crooked traffic cops.

Authorities say women are more trustworthy and less corrupt than men. But the plan has run into a few snags.

Choosing Female Cops

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3:18pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Pop Culture

The New And The Next: A Haitian Star, Bilingual Speed Dating

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Maya May, right, started the bilingual speed-dating business, Spanglish Exchange.
Courtesy Spanglish

The online magazine Ozy talks about people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins us regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

This week, he tells NPR's Arun Rath about a rising star in human rights law, a rags-to-riches tale of a whacky impersonator and trend to look out for in the dating world.

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3:18pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Music

California Love: West Coast Musicians With International Sounds

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Van-Anh Vanessa Vo plays the dan tranh zither, a Vietnamese string instrument, in the song "3 Gnossiennes: Gnossiennes No. 3."
Courtesy of the artist

12:49pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Book Reviews

From Kolbasa To Borscht, 'Soviet Cooking' Tells A Personal History

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 4:52 pm

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For years I have wondered, albeit vaguely, about gefilte fish, a dish that appears in various guises in novels about Jewish families, almost always at points of celebration or domestic tension. Here's how to make it: Skin a whole pike, mince the flesh, mix with vegetables and bread. Sew the minced fish back into the skin and poach for three hours. Garnish with horseradish.

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