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As Health Law Changes Loom, A Shift To Part-Time Workers

Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. Some companies say they're already considering shifting those employees to part-time status. But some experts say it's not clear the shift is attributable to the health care law.
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Medics Arrive At Guantanamo As Hunger Strikers Increase

About 40 medical personnel are at the facility where 100 of the 166 prisoners are refusing to eat. Twenty-one prisoners are being force fed through nasal tubes.
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Transportation Nominee A Loyal Foot Soldier For Obama

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been nominated to head the U.S. Department of Transportation in President Obama's final term. What the soon-to-be 42-year old mayor lacks in transportation credentials, he makes up for in loyalty to the President and a shared vision of the need for better transit systems.
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Openly Gay NBA Center 'Happy To Start The Conversation'

Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about NBA center Jason Collins, who announced he is gay. Collins is the first male athlete to come out while still playing in a major American sport.
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Months In, Vacancies Remain In Obama's Second-Term Cabinet

President Barack Obama added one more new face to his cabinet. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was nominated Monday to be the next Transportation Secretary.
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Life Still Far From Normal Six Months After Superstorm Sandy

The Rockaways in Queens were one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy last year. Much of the beach disappeared and the boardwalk was destroyed. A lot of houses and businesses were damaged and some were without power until February. Now life is beginning to return to normal, but as summer approaches a lot of people are worried about how much has been lost.

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