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    Friday News Roundup - Domestic

    Frustration over sequester-related air travel problems. The latest on the Boston bombing investigation. And five presidents help dedicate the George W. Bush presidential library. Journalists provide analysis of the week’s national headlines.

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    The U.S. will change the way it measures economic growth by adding research and development and the entertainment industry to gross domestic product calculations. Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News explained how research and time spent creating movies, books and tech gadgets will be viewed as investments under the new rules. Major Garrett of CBS News said it's not just a statistical measure. "I think it's a way of communicating to ourselves what things matter in business and how much," he said.

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    MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument

    Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for "reflecting on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal."
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    Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

    There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
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    House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

    Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.
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    3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

    A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

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