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Proud Dad Ordered To Take Down Huge Sign

Clayton Mace of Sioux City, Iowa, put up a sign, 24 feet wide, congratulating all seven of his kids for graduating high school. Drivers on a nearby interstate can see it. No doubt local officials support education, but The Sioux City Journal reports they've ordered the sign taken down as a zoning code violation.
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VA Hospital Recuits Mental Health Providers

A Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Milwaukee has begun recruiting for additional mental health providers. It's part of a nationwide effort to bring on about 1,600 new psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to reduce wait times for treatment.
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Tweeted Picture Helps Owner Find Lost Dog

Patch, a Jack Russell terrier, boarded a train near Dublin Wednesday. When the train staff discovered him, they posted his picture on Twitter. Within a half hour, his owner saw the photo and tweeted "That's my dog!"
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Limited Supply Of Hotel Rooms Forces Prices Higher

The hotel industry is making a comeback after being badly hit by the financial crisis. Linda Wertheimer talks to Barbara DeLollis, who reports on the hotel industry for USA Today, about how hotels are recovering.
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Ohio Senator Vulnerable For Health Law Support

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who's up for re-election this year, was one of 60 senators to vote for the law. His opponent, Josh Mandel, says he'll keep reminding voters of that fact.
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The Farmer And The Commerce Clause

Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
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'Black Eden,' The Town That Segregation Built

A small, out-of-the-way Michigan town is celebrating its unique place in America's civil rights history. From 1912 until the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, Idlewild was the summer refuge of choice for thousands of black Americans looking to escape the shadow of Jim Crow in the woods of northern Michigan.

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