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Bush-Era Tax Cuts The Hot Topic Again In Congress

The Senate is set to vote on Democratic and Republican plans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. Democrats want to limit the breaks to those making less than $250,000 a year. Republicans want even the rich to keep the lower rates.
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Pro-Obama SuperPAC Takes Aim At Romney's 'Olympic Gold'

Priorities USA, the superPAC backing President Obama's re-election, has unveiled a new ad — timed to coincide with the London Olympics — that pokes fun at Mitt Romney's overseas business ties.
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A Drop Of Hope In California's Water Crisis

A solution to California's decades-long water war may be in sight. On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a multi-billion dollar project to build a tunnel that delivers water from the Sierra Mountains to areas across the state. The new plan aims to deliver both reliable water supplies and wildlife protection.
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Fencer Mariel Zagunis Will Carry U.S. Flag In Opening Ceremony

Mariel Zagunis, the two-time gold medalist in sabre, has been named the U.S. flagbearer for Friday's Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Zagunis, who was chosen by her peers for the honor, will be the first fencer to carry the flag since 1968.
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As Pain Pills Change, Abusers Move To New Drugs

Prescription drug abuse has soared in the past decade, leading pharmaceutical companies to alter the recipes for their painkillers to thwart misuse. But communities fighting the growing problem see drug users switching to new medicines to get around the changes.
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Meat Producers And, Ultimately, Consumers Hurt By Drought

The crops taking the worst hit from the current drought are the ones we feed to animals, like corn. Higher corn prices mean it can cost more to feed pigs and cattle than they will fetch at market, meaning higher meat prices for all.

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