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Supreme Court Questions Labor-Management 'Neutrality' Pacts

The justices are examining the legality of a key union organizing tool called a neutrality agreement. Under such a pact, employers pledge to remain neutral during union organizing campaigns. In exchange, unions promise not to picket, boycott or strike.
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Critics Say Mob Boss's Trial Has Been A Disappointment

A federal judge in Boston is about to sentence former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was convicted in August of participating in 11 murders while running a massive criminal enterprise for decades. There is little suspense around sentencing; even the minimum for the most minor of the charges would be enough to keep the now-84-year-old Bulger behind bars for the rest of his life. It's all left some questioning whether the whole "big show," as the former mob boss has called his months-long trial, was worth all the time and money.
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More Than 106,000 Chose Health Plans Under Affordable Care Act

Of those, less than 27,000 people used the federal HealthCare.gov site to select a plan, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. The government says 106,185 Americans picked out plans in the first month of enrollment.
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Death Penalty Delayed But Not Denied By Drug Problems

In a number of states, executions have been put on hold due to challenges against lethal injections. But states that want to put their worst offenders to death are still finding ways.
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Obama's Surveillance Review Panel Issues Initial Findings

The team was appointed by the White House in August following months of revelations about the National Security Agency's programs. President Obama asked the five intelligence experts to make recommendations about balancing security and privacy concerns.
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ANALYSIS: Why Is '60 Minutes' So Tight-Lipped In Its Benghazi Apology?

TV's most storied newsmagazine still hasn't explained just how it made such big mistakes on a story about the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that it was later forced to retract. The reason for that might be found in a single word: Memogate.
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Online Dating: Asian Women Preferred

There seems to be an online dating site for just about every preference. But a new study shows that more people are dating across ethnic lines, and Asian women are the most preferred. Host Michel Martin talks about that - and other websites raising eyebrows - with the ladies of the Beauty Shop: Demetria Lucas, Anne Ishii, Veronica Miller and Deonna Kelli Sayed.
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Peace First Prize Encourages Youth To Seek Change

The group Peace First is handing out $50,000 in prizes to young people who promote peace in their communities. Host Michel Martin speaks with Eric Dawson, the co-founder and president of Peace First, and recipient Babatunde Salaam.
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'Got You, You Rat,' Woman Tells 'Whitey' Bulger At Sentencing

Relatives of those murdered by the Boston mobster, and others who believe their loved ones were his victims, confronted him in court. He'll be sentenced Thursday. Bulger, 84, is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. He was convicted in 11 murders.
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Wednesday Political Mix: Obamacare IT Officials Face Issa

Obama administration's high tech officials to get the Issa treatment over Obamacare... Healthcare.gov is likely to running smoothly by November's end as promised... the health care law allegedly helped kill the immigration overhaul.

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