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Fact-Checking Obama And Ryan Speeches To AARP

Both President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan presented their visions for Medicare to the nation's most influential lobbying group for the elderly on Friday. Julie Rovner has parsed their remarks and joins Audie Cornish to provide some context.
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In Calif., Some Ex-Inmates Get Help In New Ways

Under California's criminal justice realignment program, counties are taking over responsibility from the state for low-level felons. That has affected how inmates with histories of mental illness move through the system even after they're released.
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Colorado's Chimney Rock Gets National Designation

The Obama administration has named Chimney Rock, in Colorado as a new national monument. The ancient people who lived there were a little bit like modern Americans — they had an elite class and a 99 percent just like us.
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Wide Gap Remains Between NFL And Refs; League Insists On Respect For Subs

Despite complaints from NFL coaches and players, the league and its locked-out officials are no closer to reaching a deal than they were last week, according to reports. News of the lack of progress comes a day after NFL representatives insisted that coaches and players respect the referees.

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