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    Tax Rates And The Presidential Campaign

    President Barack Obama called for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for those making less than $250,000. Diane and her guests discuss tax rates, sluggish growth in the U.S. economy and the 2012 presidential campaign.

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    In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety

    An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
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    Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

    There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
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    Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

    Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
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    Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave

    Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. But we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.

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