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States, Federal Regulators Warm To Online Gambling

For years federal regulators cracked down on online gambling, deeming it illegal. But in 2011, the Justice Department changed its mind and now states are beginning to see an opportunity. Renee Montagne talks to David Schwartz of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas about these new laws, and what they mean for the future of gambling.
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Democrats Move To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate held its first hearing on an assault weapons ban Wednesday, with activists pushing for tighter gun regulations sharing a table with gun-rights activists. They are seizing on public outrage over the December gun massacre at a school in Connecticut.
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Sequester Cuts Could Affect Air Safety

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, FAA administrator Michael Huerta explained to lawmakers what the sequester means to the aviation industry. He said he has limited ability to avoid furloughs for key personnel, such as air traffic controllers. That could lead to delays for passengers and the closing of towers.
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Tooth Fairy Survey: Rate Went Up 15 Percent in 2012

Illinois based provider Delta Dental says the gain is similar to the jump in the S&P 500. The average Tooth Fairy gift was just over $2.40.
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Princeton University To Give Away Free Homes

The old houses, which have been used as offices, need to be taken off campus property to make room for a new art and transit project. Prospective owners will need to "pick up" their new home. While the houses are free, delivery is not included in the offer.
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Non-Profit Hopes To Get Kids Excited About Computer Coding

It's expected that more than one million software and programming jobs will open up in the United States between now and 2020. But the country's educational system is not on track to train enough people to fill those jobs.
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New York Medical School Widens Nontraditional Path For Admissions

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is making it easier for more nontraditional students to become doctors. Applicants don't have to have taken the standard admissions test or a full slate of premed classes to be considered. The school's leadership hopes the move will foster greater diversity.

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