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Immigration Officials Release Detainees Ahead Of Budget Cuts

Audie Cornish talks to Ted Robbins about reaction to the Obama administration's decision to release immigrant detainees. The move was attributed to budget cuts.
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House Makes Little Movement Toward Avoiding Automatic Budget Cuts

With automatic spending cuts totaling $85 billion scheduled to start Friday, Congressional leaders and President Obama continued maneuvering to avoid the political fallout. Melissa Block talks to Tamara Keith about the state of play and has details from a poll that suggests that Americans want to cut the deficit, but only in the abstract.
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Investigator: BP Wasn't Prepared For Disasters At Deepwater Oil Wells

Tuesday marked the second day of a civil trial connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in New Orleans. With opening statements over, plaintiffs began calling witnesses. Melissa Block talks to Jeff Brady.
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Obama Tries To Build Public Pressure On Congress Over Looming Budget Cuts

President Obama went to Newport News, Va., on Tuesday to highlight the effect automatic budget cuts will have on the military and its civilian workforce if sequestration takes effect on Friday.
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Bernanke Defends Fed's Stimulus Policy Of Low Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Fed's easy-money policies on Tuesday, saying the benefits outweigh the risks. He also urged Congress to avoid the sharp spending cuts that are set to take effect Friday.
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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

We'd all like to live the Norman Rockwell scenario, but for some families, the hectic pace of modern life means dinners are often more likely to channel The Simpsons. Studies suggest that regular family meals contribute to healthy eating habits. So what to make of this tradition in transition?
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Anesthesia Care And Web-Surfing May Not Mix, Nurses Say

Is the operating room staff Facebooking when they should be monitoring vital signs? The nurse anestheticists say that's a potential patient safety problem.

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