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Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.
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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
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Giants Are Close To Winning The World Series — But It May Not Be That Easy

The San Francisco Giants need one more win over the Kansas City Royals to clinch their third World Series championship in the past five years. Sounds simple, but history says otherwise.
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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.
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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Would Be Hard To Repeat Today

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.
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Paper Outraged After FBI Used Fake 'Seattle Times' Site To Install Spyware

The Seattle Times is protesting the FBI's use fake emails designed to look like news stories from the paper. The emails were used to lure a suspect into downloading spyware.
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Runoffs Could Delay Answer Of Senate Control After Election

An updated look at this year's Senate races and why we might not know who has won control of the Senate on Election Day.
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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.
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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.
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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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