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Affordable Care Act Allowed More People In Arts To Obtain Healthcare

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Poll Shows What The Public Does And Does Not Know About Obamacare

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A train decorated with Serbia's national colors and the phrase "Kosovo is Serbia" was stopped at the border of Kosovo on Saturday. The incident has stoked tensions between the two sides.

Sparks On The Tracks: Kosovo, Serbia Spar Over Train Stopped At The Border

Bitterness between Balkan neighbors flashed to the surface this weekend after a train was turned back from the Kosovo border. The train, which had been painted with Serbian national colors and the phrase "Kosovo is Serbia," cut short its journey amid fears it was under threat of violence.

A member of the Iraqi special forces' Counter-Terrorism Service stands guard next to a damaged building at Mosul university on Sunday, during an ongoing military operation against the Islamic State.

Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul University From ISIS, Military Spokesman Says

Iraqi forces have made a crucial step in the bloody quest to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, according to a spokesman for the country's military. Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool announced that the city's university has been fully retaken from ISIS militants.

Special forces, known in Iraq as the Counter-Terrorism Service, or CTS, raised the Iraqi flag above the campus Friday, the Associated Press reports — but the troops were still days away from claiming complete control.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends the peace conference in Paris on Sunday. Foreign ministers and representatives from about 70 countries are seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Paris Summit Urges Two-State Solution To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Foreign Ministers and other diplomats from some 70 different countries descended on Paris on Sunday, with the intent to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The summit, which was held without leaders from either side of the conflict, is urged the establishment of a Palestinian state.

"We are here to reiterate strongly that the two-state solution is the only one possible," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, in his opening remarks to top envoys at the conference.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told NPR, "The goal is to rally the American people against a disastrous Republican proposal."

Democrats Hope Sunday Obamacare Rallies Can Help Them Regain Momentum

This week, the House and Senate took the first substantial step toward repealing Obamacare.

Today, Democrats are holding rallies across the country, in an attempt to get some public momentum behind their longshot goal of blocking that effort.

Congressional Democrats are organizing what they call a "Day of Action," with events scheduled from California to Illinois to Maine.

Some of our contributions even came in hard copy.

What Brings Joy To Your Life? Here's One More Chance To Sell Us On It

Just about one month ago, we invited you to write little commercials for all the joys in life that money can't buy. Tell us what makes you happy, we said — if you could sell us on it, we'd produce the ad and air it on All Things Considered.

My, how time flies.

Puerto Rican activists show a picture of independence fighter Oscar López Rivera, center, jailed in the United States, during an event celebrating Revolution Day in Santiago, Cuba, on July 26, 2015.

Pardon Sought For Prisoner Who Fought For Puerto Rican Independence

Celebrities, politicians and activists, ranging from Bernie Sanders to Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, are asking President Obama to grant clemency to a man who was part of a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, along with other law enforcement officials taking part in security preparations for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, hold a briefing on Friday.

Security Will Be Massive At Trump's Inauguration

People planning to watch — or protest — Donald Trump's inauguration festivities next week should prepare to maneuver through lots of security, including thousands of law enforcement personnel, National Guard troops, fences, magnetometers and cement-laden trucks.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson outlined the massive security preparations on Friday during a briefing at the Multi Agency Communications Center at a secret location in Virginia.

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