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Would-Be Parents Wait As Foreign Adoptions Plunge

Strict regulations to combat baby-selling and fraud have meant the process of adopting a child can take much longer. Many nations also now feel stigmatized for sending babies abroad. As a result, some advocates say, many children are languishing in orphanages.
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Targeted Sikhs Wary Of Saying 'We Are Not Muslims'

Since the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday, there's been much discussion in the Sikh community as to how to better educate the public about their culture and religion. Audie Cornish speaks with Amardeep Singh, a professor of English at Lehigh University and a Sikh himself, about how much that would help in preventing the kind of violence in Wisconsin.
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IRS Caught Between Parties On Tax-Exempt Groups

One of the biggest players in contested Senate races this year has been Crossroads GPS, a social welfare non-profit group that can conceal the names of its donors. Now, top GOP senators are telling the IRS to back off new rules that could make it harder for groups like Crossroads to operate.
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Making Free Music In Camarillo, Calif.

A group of some 60 volunteer musicians who play marches, jazz and show tunes have been giving free concerts for 27 years.
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U.S. Women's Water Polo Team Wins In Overtime To Reach Gold Medal Game

The American women's water polo team will again chase an elusive gold medal, this time at the London Olympics. The team qualified for the gold medal match by defeating longtime Olympic rival Australia.

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