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Witnesses Relate Frustration Over Response To Benghazi Attack

Three witnesses, billed as whistle-blowers, expressed sadness and frustration with how the military and White House responded to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed the U.S. ambassador.
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Airport Hubs Become Busier As Airlines Cut Costs

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study underlines the extent to which airlines have cut back service, especially at smaller airports, in order to return to profitability.
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Half Of States May Not Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Florida is one of the latest states to decide to pass on the option to expand Medicaid coverage and have the feds pick up the tab. Over half of the states — including Texas and most of the states in the South — have decided against Medicaid expansion. We take a look at the consequences for hospitals and for millions of low-income Americans who, at least for now, will be left out of the healthcare overhaul.
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Immigrants Tend To Complement, Not Replace American Jobs

The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning work Thursday on a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team about what academic research says about the economic impact of immigration.
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Jodi Arias Found Guilty Of Murdering Boyfriend

The four-month trial in Phoenix, with its lurid details of the couple's sexual escapades, became a media sensation.
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Not All Antioxidants Halt Macular Degeneration

Supplements with the antioxidant lutein and omega-3 fatty acids didn't stop age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, a new study suggests. But other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, do seem to help.
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Teen Charged With Homicide After Death Of Soccer Referee

The 17-year-old soccer goalie who allegedly punched and killed a referee during a game in Utah last month faces a charge of "homicide by assault" and may be tried as an adult.
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Carnival Triumph Heads Back To Gulf Of Mexico, Under Power

The Carnival Cruise ship Triumph is on the move, having left the terminal in Mobile, Ala., where it was forced to dock in February after severe problems with its engines led to its being towed across the Gulf of Mexico.

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