Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most. The groups are responding to the latest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which concluded that the proposed American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people without health insurance than under current law and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years....

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Two-Minute Drill: Six Redhawks Earn All-OVC Baseball Honors

A total of six Redhawks have been named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference baseball teams, the league announced on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Outfielder Dan Holst headlined the award-winners for Southeast, picking up First Team All-OVC honors. Four others, including catcher Brian Lees, outfielder Chris Osborne, and starting pitchers Justin Murphy and Clay Chandler earned Second Team accolades. Freshman second baseman Danny Wright earned a spot on the All-Freshman Team.

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The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding former lobbyists it has hired, and the ethics rules it has waived for them. The move defuses a brewing conflict between the White House and one of Washington's smallest agencies, the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

President Trump has had, according to the White House, a successful maiden trip outside the U.S. But the bad news is he has to come home. Back in Washington, the ongoing Russia investigations await him along with another appeals court setback for his travel ban.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

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Now it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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At the end of a G7 summit, it's customary for the nations to release a communiqué that conveys areas of consensus among the nations. Last year, when America was represented by President Obama, the missive was 32 pages long and outlined many subjects of "common values and principles." Among other things, the group committed to take the lead on the implementation of the Paris Climate Accord.

Two people are dead and one was injured after a stabbing on a train in Portland, Ore., on Friday afternoon.

Robert Jenkins was only 21 when he started balding. It was a condition he'd expected given that his dad had been bald for as long as he could remember. What Jenkins did not expect, however, is that he'd have to deal with hair loss at such a young age.

He wasn't prepared for it.

"I had a lot of low self-esteem, I started to get depressed," Jenkins, now 28, says. "I wouldn't go to events. I would stay in the house because I was just embarrassed."

It's planting time in America. Farmers are spending long days on their tractors, pulling massive planters across millions of acres of farmland, dropping corn and soybean seeds into the ground.

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Left Of The Dial #353 - Not Tricks

This week on the show I'm playing the hypnotic new album from producer Nym, titled Lilac Chaser . That name is a reference to an optical illusion created by vision expert and balloonist Jeremy Hinton . That, and other illusions can be viewed here . All this about illusions seems to present a great opportunity to share this Radiolab blog about musical illusions. Put on your headphones, please. Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU.

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Aziz Ansari On 'Master Of None' And How His Parents Feel About Acting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whde50AacZs Aziz Ansari is in the midst of a whirlwind year. In January, the comic hosted Saturday Night Live the day after President Trump's inauguration — an experience he describes as "one of the most watched stand-up sets I'll ever do in my life, if not the most." More recently, Ansari has been focused on his Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedy series, Master of None, which he co-created and co-writes with Alan Yang. Ansari also stars in the show as Dev,...

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GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON