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In One Alabama County, Nearly 1 In 4 Working-Age Adults Is On Disability

As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we visit Hale County, Ala., where nearly one in four working-age people are on disability.
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In Teen AIDS Activist's Hometown, Old Tensions Remain

Kokomo, Ind., was deeply split in the 1980s by teenager Ryan White's AIDS diagnosis and a battle over his right to attend school. An oral history project finds that the topic still hits a raw nerve in the community more than 25 years later.
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Die Hards Meet In Vegas To Gamble On NCAA Tourney

Thousands of people were expected in Las Vegas for the first weekend of NCAA men's college basketball tournament. It's one of the most lucrative weekends in Las Vegas. Casino officials say it draws more people than the Super Bowl.
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Matzo Granola: From Family's Kitchen To Store Shelves

Passover begins Monday at sundown. The Jewish holiday commemorates the mass exodus of Jews from Egypt. For eight days, observant Jews will eat matzo, a symbolic dry, flat cracker, that some say tastes like cardboard. And that taste is what has fueled the entrepreneurial spirit of an Atlanta man and his family.
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Iraqis Refugees Find Hard Times In California

Since the U.S. opened its doors to Iraqi refugees in 2007, more have ended up in California than any other state — nearly 20,000. They're facing big challenges once they arrive. In addition to the language barrier, many have trouble adapting to living in California because they suffer from depression or PTSD.
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Texas Church Is A Battleground In Gay Marriage War

The Supreme court set to hear arguments this week on same-sex marriage. Some conservative Evangelical Christians in El Paso, Texas, reflect on the increasing acceptance of gay marriage, and how American culture is changing in ways that make them uncomfortable and pessimistic.
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Weekend Winners Move On To NCAA's Sweet 16

The weekend's NCAA men's college basketball tournament saw some close games. Top seeds Gonzaga and Georgetown lost. Florida Gulf Coast University became the first 15th seed to win two games in tournament history.

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