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Porn Industry Turned Off By L.A. Mandate For Condoms On Set

Lawyers for the adult entertainment industry are challenging a new rule requiring the use of condoms while filming sex scenes in Los Angeles County. Proponents say the rule protects adult film actors, but some actors and producers say films made with condoms don't sell.
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House Takes Up Sandy Relief Bill After It Was Dropped By Previous Congress

The House made good on a promise from Speaker John Boehner to pass stalled federal aid for those hit by Hurricane Sandy. Tamara Keith talks to Robert Siegel to explain the politics surrounding the $51 billion package.
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Supreme Court: Floating Home Still A Man's Castle

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Florida man's floating home was a house, not a boat, and that therefore, the city marina where he kept it docked could not seize the structure under federal maritime law. The case could affect thousands of houseboat owners nationwide.
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Wal-Mart Offers Jobs To Any New Veterans With An Honorable Discharge

Wal-Mart is embarking on a major initiative to hire some veterans. They must apply within 12 months of leaving active duty and have an honorable discharge. The company projects it will hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.
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New York The First State To Pass Gun Control Measures After Newtown Shootings

New York is the first state to pass new gun control laws since the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., just over a month ago. Supporters hailed the regulations as the toughest in the nation. But the speed with which the law came together left gun rights advocates livid.
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Florida's Python Hunt Aims To Put Dent In Population Of The Invasive Species

Audie Cornish talks to humorist Dave Barry about Florida's so-called "Python Challenge." It was dreamed up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The "challenge" is a month-long contest with the mission of raising public awareness about Burmese pythons.

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