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A Doctor's Kindness Gives Homeless Inventor A Second Chance

After inventor Mike Williams lost his business and his marriage, he ended up homeless. Then he found himself in the hospital after he was attacked and beaten in a California park. Dr. Jong Chen helped Williams back to health and back on his feet. Now they're working together on another invention.
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Gun-Control Advocates Should Listen More, Obama Says

In an interview with The New Republic, the president said that those who dismiss the traditions of hunting "out of hand make a big mistake." The comments come amid his administration's efforts to push gun control in the wake of the shootings last month in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were killed.
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Ending Combat Ban More Change In Thinking Than In Reality

In the wake of the Pentagon lifting a ban on women in combat, host Rachel Martin speaks with Gen. Heidi Brown, who commanded a combat arms brigade in Iraq. Martin also talks to former Army Special Forces medic Greg Jackson, whose unit in Afghanistan was one of the first to work with special teams of female soldiers tasked with reaching out to Afghan women.
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Focus On Fracking Diverts Attention From Horizontal Drilling

Hydraulic fracturing gets the spotlight, but without another technology — horizontal drilling — natural gas drilling booms across the country would not be happening now.
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The GOP And Taxes: In The States, It Can Get Complicated

Republican Mike Pence just began his term as Indiana governor with a plan to cut the state income tax rate, joining Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin's Scott Walker, Nebraska's Dave Heineman and other GOP governors in pushing for similar plans. But some Republican state legislators aren't convinced.
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Investing In Citizenship: For The Rich, A Road To The U.S.

The road can be long and difficult for some wanting to immigrate to the U.S. For those with money to spend, though, there's a different path. The EB-5 visa program offers green cards in exchange for investment in U.S. businesses. Rich immigrants can live the American dream, but what does the U.S. get in return?

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