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FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills

Last July, when the FDA approved unrestricted sale of Plan B One-Step, it also granted the drug's maker three years of protection from generic competition. Now the agency has reconsidered.
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5 Years On, Tea Party Patriots 'Making A Difference,' Co-Founder Says

The Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation's largest Tea Party groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with the president and co-founder, Jenny Beth Martin.
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With Housing Recovery, Mortgage-Market Jobs Dip

There are signs that the housing recovery may be slowing, and are now at their lowest point in 18 months. Does that mean we are headed for another housing swoon?
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Throw Me Something (Again), Mister: Mardi Gras Beads Revived

When the parade is over, all those beads the crowd so eagerly called for seem to lose their shine. Rather than see the leftovers end up in a landfill, one New Orleans group collects and recycles them.
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With Detroit's New Plan, Plenty Of Pain To Go Around

Detroit's emergency manager recently released his plan to get the city through bankruptcy. What do retired city workers think about possible reductions to their pension through the city's bankruptcy?
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In Drafting A Presidential Budget, Cost May Outweigh Benefit

The president's budget no longer dictates policy as it once did, but the annual exercise in political theater continues — often receiving more criticism than praise. So what's the value in having it?
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Marching Into Spring, Realtors' Hopes Rise

Economists say strong home sales this spring could drive job creation, as well as boost personal wealth and consumer confidence.
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Courts Take A Kinder Look At Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking

It's a stunning contradiction: Girls too young to legally consent to sex are being prosecuted for selling it. Some cities are setting up special courts to help these children rather than punish them.
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Some States Find Ways To Restore Cut Food Stamp Funding

This month, a new round of food stamp cuts is set to take effect. The farm bill passed last month closed a loophole called "Heat and Eat," saving the country about $8.5 billion over the next decade. Some states have found a way to restore that funding.
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Oregon Braces For Latest Round Of Food Stamp Cuts

There has been no action to circumvent the latest round of food stamp cuts in Oregon. About 140,000 Oregonians will lose a significant portion of their benefits if the cuts are allowed to continue there, and recipients and food banks alike are bracing for the change.

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