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Post-Sandy Aid Inaccessible For Some Immigrants

Not everyone affected by Superstorm Sandy has found relief in the government programs and charities helping to rebuild lives. Many immigrants, both legal and undocumented, face higher hurdles than most in the wake of a natural disaster.
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Will Florida Pythons Slither To Rest Of The U.S.?

Researchers from the University of Florida, National Geographic and other groups say Burmese pythons may not be as likely to spread across the Southeast U.S. as previous researchers have warned. Cold weather may beat them back.
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GOP Pushback On No-Tax Norquist: Less Than Meets The Eye

A handful of Republicans in Congress say they won't honor the Grover Norquist-led no-new-taxes pledge if it prevents a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. "Grover still swings a hammer," says one adviser. "There just aren't as many nails." But others think entitlements, not taxes, could be the sticking point.
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Prescribe 'Morning After' Pill For Teens Before They Need It, Doctors Say

A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors to write prescriptions in advance to let teens have fast access to emergency contraception. The pills are currently available over the counter only to those 17 and older.
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Manning Plea Offer Another Odd Piece Of An Odd Case

Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of giving information to the website WikiLeaks, is expected in court on Tuesday. Manning denies being a spy and recently offered to plead guilty to minor charges. This is just one more oddity in a case some describe as "bizarre."
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Supreme Court Hears Case Asking: Who's A Boss?

The definition is important because employers are automatically liable for damages in most cases in which a supervisor harasses a subordinate. At issue in Monday's arguments at the Supreme Court was a lower court decision that declared that only a person with the ability to fire or hire employees can be considered a supervisor.
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Sandy May Be Costliest Hurricane To Hit East Coast

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Superstorm Sandy cost the city and local businesses some $20 billion dollars.

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