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GOP To Make 31st Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Act

Over the past 18 months, the GOP-controlled House has taken 30 floor votes to try to repeal the health care law. The first attempt came on Jan. 19, 2011 just two weeks after the GOP took control of the House. On Monday, a House panel takes up another bill to repeal the law.
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Justice's New Watchdog Meets Fast And Furious

Stepping on big toes is pretty much the job description of the Justice Department's Michael Horowitz. He's boss of about 450 employees who sift through allegations of misconduct at Justice, the FBI and ATF. One looming item: a report on the gunrunning operation called Fast and Furious.
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Campaigns Play The Numbers To Tip Election Favor

Predicting elections is a game of numbers; the unemployment rate, GDP growth and a president's approval ratings among other numbers. But each campaign must also run the numbers on the voters themselves to find out what kinds of people can be persuaded to come to the polls in November.
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Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm?

The federal minimum wage stands at $7.25, and there's a growing call for hourly workers to earn more. There's a bill in the Senate to boost the national minimum wage, but some say it would do more harm than good for businesses and the economy.
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Hacking Drones And The Dangers It Presents

A professor at The University of Texas has figured out how to intercept drones while in flight. Todd Humphreys and his team taps into the GPS coordinates of a civilian drone and can alter the flight path, even land it. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Humphreys about how he did it and the dangers that hacking can present.
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Barney Frank Gets Married; The Bridegrooms Wore Black

The first openly gay congressman is now the first sitting congressman to be in a same-sex marriage. Democratic Rep. Barney Frank married his longtime partner James Ready on Saturday, in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick.

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