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Shinseki To Address Claims Veterans Died Waiting For Care

On the day the Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testifies before a Senate committee, Renee Montagne talks to journalist Aaron Glantz about a series of recent controversies at the VA.
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Past Disasters Haunt Modern-Day Coal Mining Accidents

More than 280 miners have died in Turkey with another 150 still missing. It's hard to imagine how so many can perish in a mine accident in modern times.
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TV Networks Use Elaborate Showcase To Pitch Shows To Advertisers

Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, who's covering the upfronts for The Hollywood Reporter, about some of the new shows, and how the networks are faring in an increasingly competitive environment.
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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.
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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.
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Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the past decade as cities have become more bike-friendly.
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Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.
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Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.
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Feinstein Wants CIA To Speed 'Torture Report' Release

With a bipartisan vote in April, the Senate Intelligence Committee told the CIA to declassify and make public parts of the "Torture Report." The agency isn't exactly rushing to do so.
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How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald's and Hershey's?

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