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Beyond The Soundbite: Biden's 'Chains' Speech

Vice President Joe Biden has taken a lot of heat from the Romney campaign for telling a predominantly black audience that Romney would unchain Wall Street and put them back in chains. He made the remarks in Danville, Va., Tuesday. Here's a longer part of that speech that's gotten less airplay.
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Mariners Capture Coveted Picture-Perfect Game

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game Wednesday in a 1 to 0 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. That makes it the third perfect game this season. Melissa Block has more.
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Is 'Deferred Action' A Real Change For Ariz. Youth?

Wednesday, the U.S. government began a program to temporarily delay deportation for some undocumented youth. In response, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order denying public benefits to those granted deferred action. Melissa Block talks with undocumented activist Daniel Rodriguez about what deferred-action status will actually change for young people like himself in Arizona.
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Rebutting Tax Criticism, Romney Gives A Number

Mitt Romney told reporters Thursday that he has never paid less than a 13 percent tax rate over the past decade. Until now, the presumptive Republican nominee had sidestepped questions about his personal income taxes. Romney has come under withering criticism over the tax issue from President Obama's campaign and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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Recording Hepatitis C: A Patient's Treatment Journal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C. The infection, which one in 30 boomers is expected to have, causes serious liver disease, including cancer. It's treatable, but even that is a serious endeavor, involving months of heavy medicines that are taxing on the body. Melissa Block talks with Ana Johnson of San Marcos, Texas, who kept a video journal of her experience with treatment.
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More Of The Nation Is Getting The Worst Of The Drought

There's been another increase in the area of the lower 48 states suffering "exceptional" drought conditions.

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