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CBO Assesses Affordable Care Act's Economic Effects

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Affordable Care Act will create incentives for millions of workers to cut back on their hours, or even retire early. That could drag down the economy.
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Schumer: 'Broken' Immigration System Should Be Tackled In 2014

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York talks to David Greene about his ongoing efforts to get immigration overhaul passed this year. Schumer says don't kick the can down the road on this issue.
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Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.
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A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

The Android-based Blackphone, set to hit the market this summer, will help answer the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for privacy.
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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
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An Old Law, A Snowy Winter, And A Modern-Day Salt Shortage

The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is part of the reason New Jersey ran short of salt this winter.
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To Save Endangered Tortoises, Conservationists Deface Their Shells

The ploughshare tortoise's ornate golden shell makes it a popular black market pet. In California, the Turtle Conservancy is trying to give the threatened species a second chance.
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House Approves Anti-Regulatory Bills, With Eye On Elections

The legislation underscores "an increasingly symbolic thrust of legislation as Congress heads toward midterm elections," NPR's David Welna says.
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A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle

Liberation Music threatened to sue Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig over a song he used in one of his lectures. Lessig sued back, and now the label is taking a look at its own copyright policies.
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Clintons Provide Firepower Behind DNC 'Voter Expansion Project'

A new Democratic National Committee effort is designed to counter voter ID and other laws that make it harder for many voters to cast their ballots. Bill and Hillary Clinton are lending their help.

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