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When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever'

Janet Sims-Wood, 67, is like millions of other seniors still working in order to make ends meet. For the part-time librarian, the recession put a huge dent in her savings, so she expects she'll have to work as long as her health allows.
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Reminders Flood In: Athletes Are People, Not Heroes

We often put athletes on a pedestal. But after the latest accusations of bad behavior — accusations that include a murder charge against Oscar Pistorius — it may be time to lower that pedestal several notches, says Frank Deford.
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How The Sequester Could Affect Health Care

Federal programs, including many that provide health care, could soon be hit with deep cuts to their budgets. Agencies won't close, but services ranging from food inspections to vaccinations could be cut back. And the health care industry warns that half a million jobs could be lost within a year.
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Supreme Court Takes Case That Could Puncture A Key Campaign Cash Limit

Barely three years after the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling freed corporations and unions to spend wildly in elections, the justices decided to take up another campaign finance case — this one aimed at a limit on "hard money" that goes directly to candidates and party committees.
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In 'Kings Point,' The Sunny Promise Of Retirement Gathers Clouds

Audie Cornish talks with Sari Gillman, director of Kings Point, a documentary that shows the lonely and raw lives of retirees in Florida. The short film has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Gun Control An Emotional Issue For Citizens, Lawmakers In Colorado

Colorado's Legislature is poised to pass sweeping gun reform. The House passed bills that limit high-capacity magazines and require background checks on private gun sales. The bills will now be debated in the Senate, which promises bills of its own. Colorado has experienced two of the worst mass shootings in the nation, the latest in July 2012.
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Some 'Cyber Schools' Falling Short Of Their Sales Pitch

Public cyber schools are popping up across the country, even for the youngest students. Many are run by the same for-profit company, which has made a big business of online education. But student test scores are falling short.
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Ex-LAPD Officer May Have Stalked Targets Before Killing Spree

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said ex-officer Christopher Dorner stalked targets from the department before he began his shooting spree. Authorities say Dorner killed himself last week after being surrounded by police.

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