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A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

Sep 12, 2016

Jessica Stefonik is grinning. She's got a bounce in her step. Her cheeks are a little puffy and her speech is a bit thick.

"It feels weird right now, but I'll get used to it," she says.

What she's trying to get used to is the feeling of having teeth.

On the day we met, Stefonik, a mom of three from Mosinee, Wis., got a set of dentures to replace all of her upper teeth, which she lost over many years to disease and decay.

Stefonik is just 31 years old.

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Politics In The News

Sep 12, 2016
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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Years ago, the party basket-maker Longaberger commissioned its seven-story headquarters in the shape of a picnic basket. The distinct edifice near Columbus, Ohio, even has giant handles on the top. Now the company is downsizing.

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Asteriod Named For Queen's Freddie Mercury

Sep 7, 2016
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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DON'T STOP ME NOW")

QUEEN: (Singing) Having a good time. I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky like a tiger...

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Londoners Reenact Great Fire Of 1666

Sep 7, 2016
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Summer may be over, but in France the uproar over beaches banning the body-covering Muslim bathing suit, known as the burkini, is not. In fact, the debate has morphed into an even bigger discussion about the place of Islam in this staunchly secular nation.

About 30 French towns tried to ban the burkini on their beaches this summer. One by one, French courts overturned many of the bans, calling them unconstitutional.

Social Science Researchers Explore 'Unethical Amnesia'

Sep 7, 2016
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