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This has not been an easy month for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas — who learned the political ropes working for Sebelius' father-in-law, then a Kansas congressman — called for her to step down over the debut of HealthCare.gov, the problem-plagued website where people are supposed to apply for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Katy Perry, Through A 'Prism'

Oct 26, 2013

Perry, perhaps the biggest pop star in the world, joins host Scott Simon (on her birthday, no less) to talk about her new album.

The Pew Research Center issued a report this week with findings that may sound unremarkable, but have implications to alter not just how we live, but what we dream, fantasize, gossip and sing about.

Online dating has become commonplace.

Fish sauce — that funky, flavor-enhancing fermented condiment — is part of what gives Southeast Asian cooking its distinctive taste. But it turns out, this cornerstone of Eastern cooking actually has a long history on another continent: Europe. And it goes all the way back to the Roman Empire.

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On the other hand, and we say that a lot in the news business, libraries with books on shelves are still with us, maybe closer than you think.

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Calculating The Worth Of The Redskins Brand

Oct 19, 2013

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