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Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

The Senate and House have both voted to overhaul veterans' health care. Their votes come amid the controversy over long wait times at VA facilities for veterans seeking care.
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University Of Virginia Professor To Be Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress is expected to announce on Thursday that Charles Wright, 78, of the University of Virginia will be the nation's next poet laureate.
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Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.
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White House Urges Dads To Join Work-Life Balance Conversation

Dads are getting more involved in their kids' lives. David Greene talks to Doyin Richards who blogs at Daddydoinwork.com and Gene Demby of our Code Switch team, which focuses on race and other issues.
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Senate Version Adds Costs To VA Overhaul Measure

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.
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Volatility Index Indicates Wall Street Is Bored

An economic indicator commonly called the VIX, volatility index, is also known as the fear index. Whatever you call it, the index is hitting lows not seen since before the financial crisis.
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Tea Party Candidate Uses Immigration Issue To Beat Cantor

Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?
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After Primary Defeat, Cantor To Step Down As Majority Leader

House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his house seat in a surprising primary battle to college professor Dave Brat. During a news conference, Cantor declined to offer an analysis on why he lost.
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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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