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From Mother To Daughter On 'Having It All'

A year after publishing her controversial Atlantic story, "Why Women Can't Have It All," Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her decision to leave the State Department to be at home. Her mother suggests that whether they stay home or work, women today have a much better sense of themselves than did previous generations.
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Furloughs Only The Latest Blow To Federal Worker Morale

Government work was once synonymous with job security and stability. But these days furloughs, pay freezes and threats of further cuts are fomenting discontent. Some federal employees also say that public criticism of the federal government is also taking a toll.
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Do GOP's Benghazi Charges Harm Hillary Clinton In 2016?

Republican charges against the former secretary of state's handling of Benghazi struck some Democrats as an attempt to damage her presidential chances. Republican officials deny the accusations.
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Bombing Suspect's Widow Hires New Lawyer

Katherine Russell, widow of chief suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, brings on attorney with experience defending terrorism cases.
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Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

The Alabama legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had occupied a legal gray area. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as he is expected to do, homebrewing will be legal in all 50 states.
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Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May See Sentence Reduced

Skilling was sentenced in 2006 for his role in the collapse of the energy trading giant and handed a 24-year prison sentence. Under the deal announced Thursday, he may see as much as a decade cut from that sentence.
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Push To End Teens' Distracted Driving Targets Parents, Peers

Preliminary data show an increase in highway deaths among 16- and 17-year-olds last year. In response, the government is preaching a message of "don't text and drive" and has urged students to produce their own public service ads. Officials say parental involvement may be even more important.

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