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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.
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Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.
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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.
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Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

Melissa Block talks to Mark Poloncarz, the Erie County Executive, about the snow situation in his area.
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Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.
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Obama To Focus On Nevada After Executive Action On Immigration

President Obama will be in Nevada on Friday to talk about executive action for undocumented immigrants.
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Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.
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Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."
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Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'

The state has so far spent $6 million trying to eradicate the giant African land snail, an invasive species that devours gardens, carries disease and leaves behind a trail of foul-smelling mucus.

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