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Black Voters Turned Out At Greatest Rate For 2012 Election

Much was made on election night about the importance of minority voter turnout. On Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on the racial and ethnic breakdown of voters in the 2012 presidential election. The census data provides better figures than what was available from exit polls.
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Witnesses Relate Frustration Over Response To Benghazi Attack

Three witnesses, billed as whistle-blowers, expressed sadness and frustration with how the military and White House responded to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed the U.S. ambassador.
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Airport Hubs Become Busier As Airlines Cut Costs

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study underlines the extent to which airlines have cut back service, especially at smaller airports, in order to return to profitability.
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Half Of States May Not Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Florida is one of the latest states to decide to pass on the option to expand Medicaid coverage and have the feds pick up the tab. Over half of the states — including Texas and most of the states in the South — have decided against Medicaid expansion. We take a look at the consequences for hospitals and for millions of low-income Americans who, at least for now, will be left out of the healthcare overhaul.
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Immigrants Tend To Complement, Not Replace American Jobs

The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning work Thursday on a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team about what academic research says about the economic impact of immigration.
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Jodi Arias Found Guilty Of Murdering Boyfriend

The four-month trial in Phoenix, with its lurid details of the couple's sexual escapades, became a media sensation.

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