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Opinion
8:32 am
Tue June 21, 2011

The Root: First Lady's African Trip Not A Vacation

Cynthia Gordy is The Root's Washington reporter.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:30 am
Tue June 21, 2011

When Out-Of-Network Charges Pop Up, Try An Appeal

In times like this, who can check which doctors are in the insurer's network?
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When Janet Wolfe was admitted to the hospital near Macon, Georgia, a few years ago, her lungs were functioning at just one-fifth their normal capacity. The problem: graft-versus-host disease, a complication from a stem cell transplant she received to treat lymphoma.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Developing: Pakistani Brigadier Suspected Of Ties To 'Banned' Group

The BBC's Urdu-language service is reporting, and Agence France Presse says it has confirmed, that a senior officer in the Pakistani army has been taken into custody and is suspected of having ties to "a banned organization."

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Opinion
8:16 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Foreign Policy: Are The Policies Working Yet?

There is not set way to measure whether or not a foreign policy is working, so many factors must be taken into account.
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Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.

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The Two-Way
8:12 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Ash Cloud From Chile Makes Second Circle; Flights Canceled In Australia

Monday (June 20, 2011): A cloud of ash billows from the Puyehue volcano in Chile.
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Incredible as this sounds, ash from a volcano in Chile that starting erupting more than two weeks ago is now disrupting air travel to Australia and New Zealand for the second time.

Particles spewed into the air on June 4 and subsequent days have made their way around the world twice. There's concern that they could damage jet engines.

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