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Farm Bill's Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government's involvement in the sugar business should end.
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Bad Bets, Costly Promises Put Detroit On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

The state of Michigan is taking over its largest city's finances. Washington, D.C., attorney Kevyn Orr's job is to reverse a death spiral in Detroit, brought on by an eroding tax base, and years of unwise financial decisions — like promising generous retiree benefits with money that wasn't there, and a pension financing deal that backfired in a big way. Now, massive debt service that threatens the city's ability to provide even a modicum of services.
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Obama Renews Call For Gun Bill As Momentum For Legislation Slows

Anti-gun violence activists declared Thursday a national day of action. Press conferences and rallies were scheduled around the country, and President Obama held an event at the White House.
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If Supreme Court Lets States Define Marriage, Could Legalized Polygamy Make A Comeback?

The Supreme Court may allow states to decide individually on the legality of same-sex marriage. So if Washington were to defer to the states in defining marriage, could legalized polygamy make a comeback? Robert Siegel talks to Jonathan Turley, law professor at The George Washington University and lead counsel for the Brown family, featured on the TLC show Sister Wives.

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