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Why Do Taxpayers Subsidize Farmers' Insurance?

Taxpayers spend $7 billion a year to subsidize crop insurance. Economists don't like it. Neither do some farmers.
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Obama Campaign Tries To Up Fundraising Game

When it comes to fundraising, Republicans have been running circles around President Obama — out-raising his campaign in each of the last three months. The president and his allies don't expect to even the score, but they are trying to bring in more money. Obama even had a basketball fundraiser on Wednesday.
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Recycling Baby Things In Seattle, Wash.

WestSide Baby collects used car seats, cribs, toys and other items for children and distributes them for free to families in need.
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Cut Off From Party's Purse Strings, Rep. Akin Plans Next Move

After his remarks about rape and pregnancy, Missouri Republican Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. One expert says that to attract moderate voters, Akin must steer the conversation to the economy.
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In California, An Effort To Fight Human Trafficking

A state ballot initiative would strengthen penalties for those involved in the sex trafficking of women and children. In Los Angeles, a major hub for child sex trafficking, the average age of victims is 13. Some who escape the life are rescued by group homes; others wind up at juvenile hall.
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Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of President Clinton's welfare overhaul. Republican Mitt Romney keeps saying that President Obama has gutted the law — even though every major fact-checking organization says the claims are false.

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