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Border Drones Fly Into Fight Over Immigration

The immigration bill now under consideration by the Senate calls for drones to patrol the U.S. border 24/7. Supporters say that means more drones are needed. But critics argue there's no evidence the drones already flying are cost-effective.
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Spit And Cotton Swabs The Tools For A Mummy Facelift

Audie Cornish speaks with Mimi Leveque, head conservator on a project that restored a 2,500-year-old mummy. The mummy got face work and cleaning done courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Administration's Plan For Morning-After Pill Pleases No One

The Obama administration's move to drop opposition to over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception is pleasing no one. It proposes making just one brand-name form available to all ages without a prescription.
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Can Federal Funds Help Social Service Groups Work Smarter?

The Obama administration's Social Innovation Fund has spent millions to help scores of nonprofits develop innovative solutions to pressing social problems. While participating groups say they're helping thousands of people, it's not yet clear what the government is getting for its money.
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What's Next For NSA Leaker Edward Snowden?

Melissa Block talks to Washington attorney David Laufman, who prosecuted national security cases during the George W. Bush administration. He talks about the complications of prosecuting a case that involves extradition requests and classified materials.
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Weeks Later, IRS Investigation Hasn't Slowed Down

The outrage over the IRS flagging of conservative groups for extra scrutiny as they applied for tax-exempt status has been bipartisan. But the Republican head of the House Oversight Committee has been strategically releasing details from the committee's investigation, leading some to charge he has partisan motives.

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