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U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law

The court's decision by a three-judge panel essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision is likely to be appealed.

U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

Gaza Conflict Day 15: Here's What You Need To Know

During day 15 of the current conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire, while Israel continued its offensive.

Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

Train Carrying MH17 Victims' Remains Arrives In Government-Controlled City

Ukrainian officials said they hoped to fly the remains to the Netherlands for identification. Most of the passengers who died on the plane were Dutch.

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Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

Market Basket Workers Rally In Support Of Ex-CEO

July 18, 2014

More than 2,000 people have rallied at Market Basket supermarket chain headquarters demanding reinstatement of former chief executive Arthur T. Demoulas.

‘To Cook Is To Love’ Is Not Your Grandmother’s Cookbook

July 16, 2014
John Verlinden's bacalaitos (salt cod fritters), empanadas de carne (beef turnovers) and platanitos (plantain chips). (Amory Sivertson/WBUR)

“To Cook is To Love” is inspired by John Verlinden’s mother-in-law, who he refers to lovingly as “Mami Aida.”

Porter Square Ramen Shop Wants To Make Your Dreams Come True

July 16, 2014
Yume Wo Katare owner and ramen master Tsuyoshi Nishioka welcomes customers by yelling “Irashaimase!” from behind the long counter that separates his open kitchen and the shop's 18-seat dining room. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

Eating ramen at Yume Wo Katare in Cambridge is seen as a path to personal fulfillment — if you can finish their giant bowl of ramen, you can do anything in life. That’s the concept. Some customers even write their dreams down and hang them on the restaurant’s walls.

School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options

July 14, 2014

This fall, new requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will alter the makeup of school meals, calling for less sodium and more fruits and vegetables. Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates – without turning off sometimes-finicky students.

Wine Lovers Raise A Glass To Direct Shipping Law

July 12, 2014

A provision in the new state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries from wineries to consumers.

GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test

July 11, 2014
Ugandan researcher Stephen Buah and Professor James Dale hold bananas bred to be rich in vitamin A at Queensland University of Technology (Erika Fish/Courtesy of Queensland University of Technology)

Researchers hope to fight vitamin A deficiency in Uganda with genetically engineered bananas, as long as tests in Iowa go well.

Meet This Preteen Wedding Cake Baker

July 10, 2014
Imogen Von Mertens puts the finishing touches on the wedding cake. (Tod Von Mertens)

Would you trust a 12-year-old to make your wedding cake? You might if it’s Imogen Von Mertens. We meet her and sample her cupcakes.

Man Dies At South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 9, 2014
Competitive eating contests have become a summer tradition. Pictured is a hot dog eating contest in California, 2010. (Space Pirate Queen/Flickr)

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Custer turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

Is The Cupcake Craze Coming To An End?

July 8, 2014
After a sudden announcement to employees Monday, the New York-based cupcake maker Crumbs Bake Shop has closed all of its shops, in New York and across the country. (Jay Wood/Flickr)

New York-based cupcake maker Crumbs is closing all of its shops across the country. Is it a sign the gourmet cupcake fad is crumbling?

Turning Fresh Herbs Into Simple Summer Sauces

July 8, 2014
Kathy Gunst's "Green Sauce" can be used as a topping, dip, or spread. (Kathy Gunst)

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares seven recipes, including this “green sauce,” which can be a dip or spread.

Grill Time: New Twists On July 4th Favorites

July 2, 2014
Kathy Gunst's grilled vegetables for her "Grilled Corn Relish." See recipe below. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Our resident chef shares recipes for bacon burgers, goat cheese crostada, vegetable kebabs, potato salad and more.

After 87 Years, Boston’s Beloved Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe Closes

June 27, 2014
A line forms outside of the family run Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe will be closing this Saturday after being in business since 1929. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The eatery is famous for serving African-American jazz musicians during an era of segregated hotels.

The 'Tastemakers' Who Shape Our Food Trends

June 27, 2014
A baking crew makes Cronuts, a croissant-donut hybrid, at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. (AP)

From cronuts to kale chips to gluten-free, a look at food crazes and the people who create them.

Summer Seafood Recipes From Chef Kathy Gunst

June 26, 2014
Kathy Gunst's "Roast Summer Clams with Chorizo, Tomatoes and Basil." See recipe below. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

For our resident chef Kathy Gunst, summer means fish. She shares tips for cooking seafood and four of her favorite recipes.

Amar’e Stoudemire: The NBA’s All-Star Chef

June 21, 2014
Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks

New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire has long enjoyed cooking for friends and family. Now, with help from his personal chef Maxcel Hardy, the six-time All Star has released his own cookbook. Stoudemire and Hardy spoke with Only A Game’s Karen Given.

Braised Barbecued Beef Ribs From ‘Cooking With Amar’e’

June 20, 2014
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Chef Maxcel Hardy’s recipe for braised barbecue beef ribs, from “Cooking With Amar’e.”

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