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Movie Documents 'Janesville' After GM Closes Plant

Renee Montagne talks with documentary maker Brad Lichtenstein about his new film As Goes Janesville. It is an up close look at wrenching changes the Wisconsin town has been through since GM closed a plant there. Janesville is the hometown of Rep. Paul Ryan, who is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate.
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Twitter Lets Customers Skip Recordings, And Make Choices

Once relegated to one-time promos and marketing campaigns, Twitter is now a tool businesses use to provide customer service. And for some customers, Twitter can be a deciding factor in what companies they do business with.
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The Law — And Reality — Of Gun Access

Federal law bars certain people with mental illness from buying or owning guns, but the recent shootings — including one in Colorado — and an incident in Maine underscore how difficult it is to actually keep guns from those who are most likely to be dangerous.
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Young Illegal Immigrants Seek To Avoid Deportation

Young people brought to the U.S. illegally may begin applying for a deportation deferral and a two-year work permit beginning Wednesday. The Obama administration put elements of the DREAM Act into effect even though it hasn't been passed by Congress.
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Taliban Showing New Willingness On Prisoner Swap

At issue is the fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. prisoner of war held captive in Afghanistan. The Taliban may be keen to trade him for some of its leaders held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Will Florida Seniors Accept Ryan's Medicare Vision?

By adding Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket, Mitt Romney may risk turning off an important voting bloc: senior citizens. But while some Florida seniors are set against any big changes to Medicare, others are embracing Ryan's plan for reshaping the program.
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Medalist Claressa Shields Gets A Hero's Welcome

Hundreds gathered in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, to celebrate the return of Olympian Claressa Shields. Just 17, Shields won America's lone gold medal in boxing at the Summer Games. And her triumph was welcome news in Flint, a struggling town that gave her a motorcycle escort home.

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