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How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

The Senate passed legislation Monday that would do away with direct payments to farmers and instead create an expanded crop insurance program. It's designed to protect farmers from losses, but some say it amounts to a highly subsidized gift to agribusiness.
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A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation

On June 11, 1963, Gov. George Wallace stood at the University of Alabama to block two black students attempting to cross the color line and register for classes. That event forever associated him with segregation. His daughter is trying to shake that association, and is using her voice to promote healing.
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Feds Cave On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

The administration had been trying to appeal a judge's ruling to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. The Justice Department said it would obey the order — sort of. The FDA may now soon approve the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One Step without a prescription.
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Feds Drop Opposition To OTC Sales Of Morning-After Pill

U.S. agencies move to comply with U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman's order that a one-dose version of emergency contraception, such as the Plan B One-Step, be made available for purchase without an age restriction or prescription.
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The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor Shower Tonight

They travel at about 127,500 miles per hour, and NASA calls them "elusive" and "scarcely known." Tonight could bring the best views of the gamma Delphinid meteor shower since 1930.
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Lawmakers Work To Gauge Public Mood On NSA And Leaker

Controversies over the National Security Agency's phone records and Internet snooping, and self-proclaimed leaker Edward Snowden, present some in Congress with a dilemma.
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When It Comes To Online Privacy, A Disconnect For The Young

Young people readily share information about themselves online, but they nevertheless place a high priority on privacy.
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Health Care Exchanges May Not Provide Many Options

It's not exactly a buyer's market for those Americans who purchase their own health insurance: prices can be high, and options severely limited. The new health exchanges — a key piece of President Obama's health overhaul — are supposed to change that, allowing people to go to a website to comparison shop for insurance, and maybe even get a subsidy to pay for it. But some people may still be left with few choices.
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Silicon Valley Tied To NSA Surveillance Leaks

Revelations about the government's electronic surveillance programs are being followed closely by those in the tech industry.

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