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App Connects Military Families

Military families face unique challenges in finding aid for veterans. Now there's an app to help. A member of the National Military Family Association tells us how.
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Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

Many cities are undergoing economic change as new residents and businesses move in. We hear from a housing expert and residents on both sides of America's gentrification debate.
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Statins Might Not Cause Aching Muscles, But Diabetes Risk Is Real

An analysis of research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs shows that most side effects are no more common with them than with placebo drugs. But statins can raise the risk of diabetes.
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Holder Backs Reduced Sentences For Some Drug Traffickers

The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.
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Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.
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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.
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Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid, Report Says

Last year, snipers nearly knocked out an electric substation in California. If just nine such facilities were put out of commission, the entire grid could go down for months, federal regulators warn.
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Overtime Pay Proposal Triggers A New Debate About Wages

Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.
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Death Toll From NYC Explosion Stands At 7, May Go Higher

Two buildings in Harlem were leveled. Authorities say there were reports of a gas leak shortly before Wednesday's explosion and fire. Along with the deaths, there were dozens of injuries.
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'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW

Two people were killed and at least 23 more were injured early Thursday when a vehicle sped through one of Austin's crowded streets. Police say the man behind the wheel fled a drunken-driving stop.

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