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Obama Requests Nearly $4 Billion In Funds To Speed Deportations

Amid crises on the U.S.-Mexico border and roiling protests in Murrieta, Calif., President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion from Congress to address the unfolding issues over immigration.
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For Prison Reform Critics, Jail Cells Spell Hope To Kick Addiction

Prison populations are falling in most of the U.S., as politicians in both parties agree too many people are being locked up. But there are pockets of resistance to reform, including one in Louisiana.
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For A Business Built 'On Bended Knee,' Hobby Lobby Ruling Is A Boon

Christian businessmen and women react to the Supreme Court's recent decision on contraception coverage, exploring the role of religion in business life from an evangelical point of view.
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HPV Vaccine Doesn't Raise Risk Of Blood Clots, Study Finds

Earlier safety studies of the vaccine for human papillomavirus found a higher risk of dangerous blood clots. But a study of 500,000 women and girls finds that the vaccine doesn't raise risk.
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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.
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1 Out Of 4 Memphis, Tenn., Cops Calls In Sick

More than 550 police officers stayed home on Tuesday, apparently angered by big increases in health insurance costs. The number of "blue flu" cases has been increasing daily.
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Miami Stores Enjoy Thriving Business From Cuban Shoppers

The city has become a shopping destination for Cubans who come looking for goods unavailable or too expensive to buy at home, now that Cuba has lifted travel restrictions.
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Case Against Benghazi Suspect Is Complex, Justice Department Says

The assistant U.S. attorney says the government has begun sharing sensitive documents with defense attorneys. It's a bid to stop the clock on Ahmed Abu Khattala's request for a speedy trial.
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Obama Seeks $3.7B To Handle Immigration Crisis

The money is almost twice the amount that officials had previously suggested would be requested from Congress. It comes amid a surge of children and teenagers who have crossed the border illegally.
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Smallpox Virus Found In Unsecured NIH Lab

Sure, we all forget stuff. But federal researchers apparently forgot vials of smallpox virus, perhaps for 60 years. The vials were rushed to a secure lab in Atlanta.

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