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BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt

The French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay a penalty of nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges for doing business with countries sanctioned by the U.S.
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How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling?

The Supreme Court says owners of closely held corporations may exercise their religious beliefs. That covers a majority of firms, but experts question how many would want to assert religious views.
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Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy

President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.
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An Algorithm Is A Curator At The Sept. 11 Museum

Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?
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High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies can defy the Affordable Care Act mandate to cover some forms of contraception if they object on religious grounds.
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

The Supreme Court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's contraceptive mandate. Here are some questions and answers about the ruling.
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A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.
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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.
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Detroit's Crackdown To Collect Owed Money Means Thousands Lose Water

Melissa Block speaks with Steve Pardo, a reporter with The Detroit News, about how and why Detroit is aggressively shutting off water service to residents.
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A View On High Court's Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening

The Supreme Court's ruling in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act's mandate on contraceptives coverage. St. Louis Public Radio reporter Rachel Lippman gets reactions from those attending the grand opening of a new Hobby Lobby store.

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