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Sure, There's A Health Care Deal. That Doesn't Mean It Can Pass

Updated at 3:55 p.m. ET A bipartisan coalition of 24 senators — 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats — has signed on to health care legislation to prop up the individual insurance market and keep premiums down. With the expected support of all Senate Democrats, it could have the votes to pass the chamber. But questions remain over when it might actually get a vote, as well as whether President Trump and House Republicans would bring the bill over the finish line. "This is a first step: Improve it,...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Today: two conversations dealing with the laws and the rules and regulations behind the question of what is a "service animal" and what is a "comfort animal." The recent incident at the County Line Orchard between a visitor to the business and two employees prompted my associate producer (and board op) Dee Dotson and I to begin this examination of the issues and the conversations with Peter Berg, a veteran specialist and trainer at Chicago-based Great Lakes ADA Center and Rebecca Huss, a...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

East Chicago School Children Take Lead Testing Into Own Hands

Children at the East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy school learned how to test air, water, and soil samples for lead Tuesday with help from the NAACP. The school sits right across the street from the USS Lead Superfund site, a federal toxic waste clean-up site contaminated with lead and arsenic. Principal Veronica Eskew says the lead testing let her students take ownership over how lead poisoning affects them. “Giving them the opportunity to have a voice, to have a better understanding of...

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Trump Address on Afghanistan, Annotated

President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 8:00 PM CT, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom...

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One of the youngest victims in the Northern California wildfires was 14-year-old Kai Logan Shepherd of Redwood Valley. His family is trying to survive his loss, and their own injuries. His mother, father and sister were seriously burned and have undergone multiple surgeries.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with the children’s aunt, Mindi Ramos, who has started a fundraiser to help the Shepherds rebuild their life.

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