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In Minn., Obama Appeals For Movement On Gun Background Checks

On Monday, President Obama was in Minnesota. It's a democratic state he won easily in November, yet it's a state with strong hunting tradition. The president was in Minneapolis to push his proposals to reduce gun violence.
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DOJ Paper: When It's OK To Kill Americans In Al-Qaida

Justice Department analysis says the U.S. has the right to carry out targeted killings of Americans who are senior operatives of al-Qaida or affiliated groups — even if they are not known to be actively working on a plot.
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S&P To Face Fraud Suit Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

Federal officials plan to sue the credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor's for fraud. S&P gave top ratings to many mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis in 2008. The securities turned out to be far riskier than anyone imagined. S&P said the suit is without factual or legal merit.
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FCC Proposes Public WiFi Network

The federal government has proposed an ambitious plan to build public WiFi networks across the country. The idea is to boost innovation, and make the Internet cheaper and more accessible. Renee Montagne talks to Cecilia Kang, a reporter for The Washington Post about who likes the idea and who doesn't.
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FMLA Not Really Working For Many Employees

Labor organizations say the Family and Medical Leave Act is too restrictive and that workers often have to choose between their family and their livelihood. Now, there are calls for Congress to expand the law and provide paid leave.
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One-Way Tickets To Florida: Puerto Ricans Escape Island Woes

Life in Puerto Rico is tougher than ever. The U.S. territory — popularly known as "the island of enchantment" — faces a decaying economy and escalating violent crime rate. Many residents are leaving the island in record numbers and embracing the mainland as home.
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Gun Violence Robs Chicago Mother Of 4th Child

In Chicago, one mother has lost four children to gunfire — the first was murdered about 18 years ago. The last of the siblings was buried Monday. Shirley Chambers says something must be done, but she's not sure new gun restrictions or more police on the streets will make a difference.

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