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8:30am

Tue June 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

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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8:16am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

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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8:12am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

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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7:56am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: An Unusually Honest Economic Debate

Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic.

Television talk shows tend to reinforce the misperceptions of our political debate. But a segment on CNN this Sunday was the rare exception, because it showcased what Republicans really think about the economy — and what might happen if their preferred policies prevail.

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7:35am

Tue June 21, 2011
Monkey See

It's Emmy Season, And The Nominees Should Be...

Aziz Ansari stars as Tom Haverford on NBC's Parks And Recreation.
Chris Haston NBC

It's hard to imagine, at a time when we're mostly thinking about the beach and the next cycle of empty-headed summer TV fare like Jersey Shore. But the powers that be in Hollywood are selecting what will be hailed as the best examples of television excellence right now – voting on final nominees for the Emmy awards.

Ballots featuring potential nominees were posted online for Emmy academy voters last week; votes are due Friday. Which means most TV critics are making noise right now about who they'd like to see recognized.

Including me.

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