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Obama Highlights Colorado's Action On Gun Control Legislation

President Obama was in Denver on Wednesday to rally support for gun control laws. Colorado has stepped up on both background checks and ammunition magazines, and Democrats there fear backlash next year.
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Who's Hiring H1-B Visa Workers? It's Not Who You Might Think

There's been increasing support for the number of H1-B visas given to highly skilled workers. Large tech companies are leading the push for the increase, but the bulk of the visas go to workers at large consulting firms.
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What Do We Lose, And Gain, When Reducing A Life To A Recipe?

It's easy to see why a rocket scientist's obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.
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Side Effects Prompt Patients To Stop Cholesterol Drugs

A study of statin use in the real world found that 17 percent of patients taking the pills reported side effects, including muscle pain, nausea, and problems with their liver or nervous system. Many of those people quit taking the pills, at least temporarily.
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Sen. Landrieu's First GOP Rival Sets In Motion Key 2014 Contest

The approach taken by Sen. Mary Landrieu's first official Republican rival, Rep. Bill Cassidy, in his announcement video is worth noting. Whoever eventually wins the GOP nomination to oppose the three-term Democratic senator could very well use the same playbook.
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With Eye On Budget, Hagel Seeks Pentagon Changes

In his first major policy speech, the defense secretary said the Pentagon is at war with itself: There are competing and spiraling costs within the military — for aging weapons, and for health and pension benefits for military personnel and retirees. He added that U.S. military power must be used judiciously, with a keen appreciation of its limits.
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When Changing Jobs And Retirement Programs, Good Information Can Be Hard To Find

Audie Cornish talks to Charlie Jeszeck, who oversaw a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on handling retirement savings when workers change jobs. Jeszeck is the director of Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues at the GAO.
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Stockon, California's Request For Bankruptcy Approved By Judge

A judge has cleared the way for the city to file for Chapter 9 protection. And that sets up a fight between bondholders and the state pension system, who is first in line to get paid?
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Obama Tries To Rally Support For Gun Control Laws In Colorado

President Obama is scheduled to make remarks about guns in Denver on Wednesday. Colorado has stepped up on both background checks and limits on ammunition magazines, and Democrats there fear backlash next year.

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