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Cigarette Makers Frustrated As Product Approvals Stall

The Food and Drug Administration must review all new tobacco brands, and changes to existing ones, under a 2009 law giving the agency jurisdiction over tobacco. But the FDA has yet to approve any products under the new system, leaving some cigarette makers frustrated with the pace.
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Businesses Sue Government Over Birth Control Mandate

Religious groups were among the first to object to a requirement that employers' health plans provide free birth control. But some companies have also objected, saying the mandate violates their religious freedom, too.
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FAA To Review New 787 Dreamliner After Spate Of Problems

Boeing faces a comprehensive review of the design and manufacturing of its ballyhooed 787 Dreamliner.
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Biden Meets With Video Game Makers To Discuss Gun Violence

Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a week of White House meetings regarding gun violence and gun safety by meeting with a group from the video game industry — makers of games that have been criticized for glamorizing gun violence.
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Obama: U.S. Forces Will Transition To Support Role In Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Obama discussed future U.S.-Afghanistan relations and the withdrawal of U.S. forces on Friday.
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NRA Head: Registry Of Gun Owners Would Be Very Dangerous

Melissa Block talks to David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association.

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