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Boston Marathon Victims Push Back On Fund Protocol

Attorneys for some victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are asking the Massachusetts attorney general to look into the way money collected through the One Fund is being distributed. The $60 million raised by the Fund is being distributed, in large part, based on how long victims spent in the hospital after the attacks. But some victims say they are being shortchanged, because injuries such as concussion or hearing loss are serious, but did not require long hospital stays.
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Bernanke Gives Economic Road Map With Uncertain Timeline

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the House Committee on Financial Services Wednesday, saying that when and how the Fed winds down its stimulus program will depend on economic conditions.
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Senate Revisits Voting Rights Act Following Court Ruling

Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds the first congressional hearing on how best to resuscitate the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the statute in June.
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The Likely Story Of A Leaking Water Main

A water main crisis has been averted in Maryland, but the crumbling of water infrastructure is a common story. How did we get here? Melissa Block speaks with Greg DiLoreto, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Writing A Road Map For Ending Sexual Assault In The Air Force

Audie Cornish speaks with Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, director of the U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. She's developing training and other programs to help stop sexual assault in the Air Force.
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After Years Of Limbo, Cordray Confirmed To Consumer Bureau

Richard Cordray was confirmed as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday night. His position has been in limbo basically since the office opened two years ago, due to Republican opposition. Audie Cornish speaks with Cordray about what changes, now that his title is official.
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Beige Book: Like A Letter Sent Home From Economics Camp

The Beige Book is the weirdest economic report of them all: There are no numbers, just little stories.
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Slow Ride To City Hall For Female Candidates

Women make up less than 20 percent of the mayors in this country. Despite hopes for greater progress this year, their numbers are likely to remain low.
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Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.
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Economy's Growing At 'Modest To Moderate Pace,' Fed Says

The central bank's latest "Beige Book" review of conditions around the nation adds to evidence that the economy continues to chug along.

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