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In Second Term, Obama Takes Softer Tone Toward Bushes

When President Obama took office, he rarely invoked the Bush name unless it was to assign blame. Today, he more often mentions the family in admiration. When former President George H.W. Bush visits the White House on Monday, it will be Obama's third Bush meeting in three months.
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Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery

The anterior approach for total hip replacement involves going in through the front of the hip, rather than the back. Proponents say it speeds up recovery time. But recovery time has improved a lot with the traditional techniques, too, and there's not yet enough evidence to say this is better.
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Remembering Cory Monteith Of 'Glee'

Cory Monteith was known to most Americans as Finn Hudson, the high school football star turned glee club member. But the star of TV's "Glee," who was found dead this weekend at age 31, was a former high school dropout who used an unorthodox audition tape to get noticed.
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When Employees Need More Than An Advance On Their Paycheck

Some companies offer employees one-on-one financial counseling. The service can be revealing.
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National Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict: 'What Next?'

George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin spurred emotional reaction around the country.
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New York Turns To Old Voting Machines For Upcoming Primary

Election officials in New York City, worried that electronic voting machines won't work in September's primary, are going back in time and back to warehouses to bring out their antique, lever-operated ancestors.
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The Talk: What Did You Tell Your Kids After The Zimmerman Verdict?

We reached out on Twitter to see how people, particularly families, were reacting to the news of George Zimmerman's verdict. The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
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For The Boys Who See Themselves In Trayvon Martin

The case surrounding Trayvon Martin's death has brought up deep-seated issues around race and justice, especially for parents of African-American boys. The Rev. Otis Moss of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ talks about the discussion with host Jacki Lyden.
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Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Gets Its Day In Court

On Monday a judge will rule on the constitutionality of requiring all Pennsylvania voters to show state-issued photo identification. Supporters say it's a common-sense remedy for voter fraud, but opponents counter it's an attempt to disenfranchise minorities.
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The Civil Rights Stand Of A Young Gerald Ford

President Gerald Ford was born 100 years ago Sunday. He is best known for pardoning President Richard Nixon, but a little-known story from his college days might also serve to define his character.

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