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Home Care Aides Await Decision On New Labor Rules

The industry has changed rapidly, but amendments exempting the workers from minimum wage and overtime pay have not. The Obama administration has yet to formally approve new rules, though the president has come out in favor of them.
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Wood Stork's Endangered Status Is Up In The Air

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife may upgrade the wood stork's status from "endangered" to "threatened." But some environmentalists and the Audubon Society says that in south Florida, the bird's population is still a long way from reaching a full recovery.
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Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.
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Keeping Those Jerseys Unwashed For The Big Win

On Super Bowl Sunday, there are likely a lot of unwashed Ravens and 49ers jerseys around. It's just one of many superstitions sports fans cling to in the belief it will bring their team victory. But superstitions may also be beneficial from an evolutionary standpoint.
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Man Charged In Death Of 'American Sniper' Author

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man were killed at a gun range in Texas on Saturday. The alleged shooter was arraigned Saturday on two counts of capital murder.
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Foreign Minister Says Iran Is Open To Talks With U.S.

The comments by Iran's foreign minister at a security conference in Germany come a day after Vice President Joe Biden said the U.S. was willing to hold direct talks with the Islamic republic over its nuclear program. But Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Washington must show "fair and real" intentions to resolve the issue.
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For Returning Vets, Winning The 'Moral victory' Just As Difficult

For a veteran returning home from Afghanistan or Iraq, the mental trauma of having killed someone can be just as devastating as physical injury. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has called the problem "moral injury," but some vets think that phrase minimizes the horror of killing. Earlier this week, Marine Cpt. Timothy Kudo wrote in the Washington Post about grappling with moral injury, and he shares his experiences with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.

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