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Austin Measures Fallout From Lance Armstrong Scandal

The City of Austin, Texas, is singularly attached its favorite son, Lance Armstrong. His bike shop and Livestrong foundation are there. Now that Oprah Winfrey has confirmed that Armstrong confessed to doping and lied about it, can his foundation recover from the doping controversy?
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House Approves Sandy Aid, Senate Votes Next

Victims of Hurricane Sandy are one step closer to getting a major infusion of federal disaster aid. Tuesday night, the House approved a $50 billion assistance package. This type of funding has typically been noncontroversial. But the Sandy aid has been a battle.
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New York Quickly Passes Gun Control Measure

The state legislature in New York has voted to approve a sweeping gun control measure. It bans assault weapons and makes it harder for seriously mentally ill people to legally obtain firearms.
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After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope

Many have long turned to religion for solace in the aftermath of a tragedy, but that's not an option for the nonreligious or those whose faith is destroyed by the event. For the nonreligious, dealing with trauma and loss often requires forging one's own path.
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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism'

The outspoken Whole Foods founder tells us why he hates "Obamacare" and why we have trouble cutting the sugar, fat and salt out of our diets. What would you like to tell him? Let us know.
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Love Of Football May Kick America Down The Path Of Ruination

Enthusiasm for sport can be a convenient cover to excuse the worst in us, says Frank Deford, because concussions for young men are the price of our love for football.
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Fitness Boot Camps May Get The Boot In Santa Monica, Calif.

In the mornings, the lawn at Palisades Park is often covered with people in sweats and spandex, exercising in groups. But city officials are weighing a plan to muscle out the fitness classes.
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Porn Industry Turned Off By L.A. Mandate For Condoms On Set

Lawyers for the adult entertainment industry are challenging a new rule requiring the use of condoms while filming sex scenes in Los Angeles County. Proponents say the rule protects adult film actors, but some actors and producers say films made with condoms don't sell.

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