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Overdiagnosis Could Be Behind Jump In Thyroid Cancer Cases

The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has tripled since 1975, but more lives haven't been saved as a result.
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In 'Domain Awareness,' Detractors See Another NSA

Police are building software systems to integrate their data flows — from cameras to license plate scanners and social media — to better identify threats and suspects. But there's a privacy backlash.
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Obama And Democratic Governors Agree: Raise Minimum Wage

President Obama met Friday with more than a dozen Democratic governors at the White House. They emerged from the meeting declaring their united support for a higher national minimum wage.
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Week In Politics: Minimum Wage And Boehner's Pressures

Political commentators Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss a proposed minimum wage raise and the challenges facing GOP congressional leaders.
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Detroit Unrolls Its Bankruptcy Blueprint

Detroit officials have filed a blueprint for the city's emergence from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Quinn Klinefelter of WDET reports that unions and others vow to fight the plan.
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Fannie Mae: Now Free From Debt But Still Under Government's Wing

With another $7.2 billion in payments to the Treasury Department, Fannie Mae is now in the black for the first time since it entered conservatorship in 2008. Yet Fannie's future is as murky as ever.
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Meeting Minutes Show Human Side To Fiscal Crisis

The Federal Reserve has released transcripts from more than a dozen meetings that took place in 2008, as Fed officials and other regulators struggled to get on top of an unfolding crisis.
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New Military Ethics Chief Will Face A Full Plate

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to appoint a senior officer to oversee military ethics, in response to recent high-profile ethics problems. Whoever takes the job will face a stiff challenge.
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New Law Stubs Toe On A Tough Unknown: Who Owns The Guns?

Tens of thousands may have failed to comply with a Connecticut law that requires gun owners to register their weapons. As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the state faces a few problems enforcing the law.
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It's Winner-Take-All In NASCAR's New Chase

NASCAR executives and drivers hope changes to the playoff system boost flagging TV ratings and attendance. The new rules alter how drivers qualify, and the season has a Super-Bowl-like finish.

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