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3:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Illinois Services Threatened As Pension Hole Grows

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the pension system is putting a grip on the state's budget. As a result, other services may lose funding.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Thu July 5, 2012 2:16 pm

Fallout from the recession continues to hobble state finances, particularly in states crippled by pensions they can't afford to pay.

Chief among them is Illinois, which has racked up the largest unfunded liability in the nation. Politicians there pledge to fix it.

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Shots - Health Blog
2:32 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

True Or False? Elected Officials Interpret The Health Law

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the administration's health care law repealed.
Michael Conroy AP

How well do you remember what's actually in the Affordable Care Act?

Last week's Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's signature domestic achievement has thrust the measure back into the spotlight, where it's likely to remain through the presidential election.

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Planet Money
2:16 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Storm Stimulus Unlikely As Communities Recover

A fallen tree crushes a truck in Falls Church, Va., outside Washington. Storms across the Midwest and East downed trees and power lines and left millions without power.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 4:40 pm

Once major storms pass, hard-hit communities sometimes discover an unexpected silver lining: a miniature economic boom, as insurance checks pay for homeowners to rebuild and businesses to restock.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:08 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

UPDATED: Cooling Center Information Montgomery County

Cooling Centers in Montgomery County:
Several cooling centers are available in the area. These include:
• Miamisburg Senior Adult Center, 305 E. Central Ave.
• Kettering Recreation Complex, 2900 Glengarry Dr.
• Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road
• Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St.
• Lohrey Recreation Center and Belmont Pool, 2366 Glenarm Ave., Dayton
• Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr., Dayton
• Moraine Payne Recreation Center, 3800 Main St.
• Moraine Civic Center, 3050 Kreitzer Road

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Books
2:02 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Book Nook: Redshirts, by John Scalzi

Do you remember the original episodes of the TV show Star Trek? Whenever Captain Kirk would put together an away team to go down to the surface of the planet he would assemble the usual cast of star crew members; Spock,
Bones, Chekhov, etc. And usually there would be one more member of the away team, an unknown, some hapless fellow wearing a distinctive red shirt.

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Election 2012
1:50 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

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1:47 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Dayton Mayor Says City "Ahead Of The Game" Attracting Foreign Business

Dayton mayor Gary Leitzell has returned from a trip to Turkey with other area mayors, university officials, business leaders and other community members. As Emily McCord reports for WYSO Dayton is uniquely positioned to bring their business here.

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It's All Politics
1:45 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Polls Show Americans, Like Their Justices, Are Still Divided Over Health Care

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, when the justices released their ruling on President Obama's health care law.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 1:50 pm

Americans remain about as polarized over President Obama's health care law as the nine members of the Supreme Court, according to polls taken after last week's ruling.

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Krulwich Wonders...
1:41 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Showing Vultures A Little Love

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 12:32 pm

Think of a giraffe lying on the Serengeti plain. He has just died, maybe of disease, maybe he was killed by a pride of lions, but now he's a 19-foot-long, 4,000-pound mound of meat, which very soon is going to stink and rot and muck up the neighborhood.

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1:21 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

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