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Jul 27, 2017

07/27/2017: The health care reform saga, part three

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Senate Republicans are putting together a third health care bill as they scramble to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The new measure will reportedly allow employers to stop offering health insurance and taxes on medical devices would also end. On today's show, we'll talk about about the show of unity in Washington against the Senate's efforts. Afterwards, we'll discuss how more Americans with cancer are continuing to work, and then look at whether Google could jump start virtual-reality filmmaking.

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How McDonald's serves as a refuge for local communities

Jul 27, 2017
For some, the fast food giant allows them to connect with others.
A 1955 Ford, left, and a 1955 Oldsmobile are parked in the lot of the McDonald's museum in Des Plaines, IL. 
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More Americans are working through cancer

Jul 27, 2017
Sen. McCain is one out of millions of Americans who return to work after cancer treatment or diagnosis.
Cathy Bradley says many cancer patients stay at work because they need the health insurance their employer provides.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

How POTUS could get his WOTUS repeal fast tracked

Jul 27, 2017
A House energy and water spending bill has a provision that would help the Trump administration get its desired repeal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, the rule by which the federal government regulates land use in the name of water quality. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You […]

Virtual reality filmmaking moves forward

Jul 27, 2017
Google wants to make virtual reality films easier to create. It’s investing in a technology called VR180 — virtual reality in 180 degrees, rather than 360. The company is launching a new VR180 file format on its YouTube platform and partnering with Lenovo and LG to make affordable 180 degree cameras. Could Google jump-start virtual reality […]

Senate Republicans are putting together a third health care bill as they scramble to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The new measure will reportedly allow employers to stop offering health insurance and taxes on medical devices would also end. On today’s show, we’ll talk about about the show of unity in Washington against the Senate’s efforts. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how more Americans with cancer are continuing to work, and then look at whether Google could jump start virtual-reality filmmaking.

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