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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

Veterans Have Unusual Choice Thanks to Health Exchanges

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

By Michelle Andrews

When the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing recently, members expressed concern that veterans might not qualify for subsidies for the new health insurance marketplaces if they were enrolled in VA health coverage.

Categories: Government, Health, Military

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

U.S. Turns Up Heat on Costly Commercial Cyber Theft in China

By Tom Gjelten


(Duration: 6:22)

Chinese cyber-espionage is now threatening U.S. economic competitiveness.

American companies that do business with China make good money. They also lose a lot of money there to cyberthieves, who routinely hack into the computers of the U.S. firms and steal their trade and technology secrets.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

Some Net Retailers Aren’t Buying Online Sales Tax Proposal

By Yuki Noguchi


(Duration: 4:14)

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Congress is considering a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. Proponents say a law is necessary to level the playing field with brick-and-mortar stores and to raise revenue for states.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2013

Judge: ‘Changing Philosophies’ Ended Mental Health Court Program

By Jeff Bossert

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says the recently ended mental-health court program should have been a way to help people avoid incarceration, not potentially face jail time. Circuit Judge Jeff Ford ended the progam last week over what he calls 'changing philosophies'.


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