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Senate Moves To Update Federal Online Privacy Laws

The long-promised update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act is moving through Congress. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would make the police get a warrant before peeking at your old emails and anything else you store online. The House is moving in the same direction.
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Marathon Beer Proceeds To Go To Bombing Victims

Boston Beer Company has sponsored the marathon for years — even brewing a special beer for the event: 26.2 Brew. The company says it's going to donate all 2013 proceeds of that beer to a local charity that helps families touched by the tragedy.
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Making Room: Can Smaller Apartments Help New York City Grow?

Some housing experts say the city's zoning code has discouraged the building of affordable housing by requiring that all apartments be at least 400 square feet. The city is interested in finding ways to rewrite the rules. An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York looks at ways to fix the city's housing shortage.
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Regulators Warn Banks On Direct-Deposit Loans

Regulators are warning some of the nation's largest banks to stop offering loans that are hard to distinguish from those given out by storefront payday lenders. The banks have been offering high-interest-rate, short-term loans to customers with direct deposit as an advance on their paychecks.
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Spain To Unveil Economic Overhaul Plan

Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.
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The Lollipop War

Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.

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