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TSA: No More Graphic, Full-Body Airport Scans

The agency has finished retrofitting controversial full-body scanners with software that allows only a generic outline of the passenger's body to be seen.
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War Zone Visit A McCain Trademark

Trips to war zones have become a signature for Sen. John McCain. While some senators use poster board displays on the Senate floor to make their points, McCain goes them one better and by posing in dangerous places alongside wary men with semiautomatic rifles.
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Will Ill. Legalize Gay Marriage Before Legislature Adjourns?

The clock is ticking for those who hope Illinois becomes the 13th state to legalize same-sex marriage. After passing the Illinois Senate in February, a bill to legalize gay marriage has stalled in the House. Backers are trying to get it through before the Legislature adjourns Friday night.
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Administration Touts Competition In Insurance Exchanges

In three-quarters of the states where the federal government is running the marketplaces, at least one new insurer has applied to enter the individual market.
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Congress Poised To Make Crop Insurance Subsidies More Generous

Farmers have been getting these government checks for years. Essentially, insurance allows farmers to lock in price guarantees — while taxpayers foot 60 percent of the premiums. Critics say such subsidies help the rich get richer and minimize risk so much, they incentivize farming on marginal lands.

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