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Bankruptcy Affects More Than Patriot Coal's Retired Miners

Retired miners are converging on St. Louis Tuesday for a union rally to protest a proposed cut in health benefits. Patriot Coal is in bankruptcy and has asked a federal judge to allow it to shed most of the health coverage for nearly 10,000 retired miners. But most of those miners never worked a day for Patriot.
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Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court

After a South Carolina couple adopted a baby girl, her biological father sought full custody. Normally, the Supreme Court does not hear such disputes, but this case tests a federal law meant to stop Native American children's being improperly taken from their families.
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Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

It's called a use tax. As far as I can tell, accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it.
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Online Tools Help People Connect After Boston Marathon Bombing

Even as the shock and horror of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon had yet to subside Monday, people were turning to online tools to check on the safety of their friends and family who were at the event. The latest estimates of the casualties include more than 3 dozen people injured, with two dead.
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Boston Blasts Lead To Heightened Security Elsewhere

Washington, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco were among the cities taking action following the blasts.
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The Next Debt Ceiling Deadline

In the summer of 2011, Congress and the president were embroiled in a high stakes fight over the debt ceiling. At the last minute, they reached an agreement to avoid default. Another showdown over the debt ceiling is possible this summer, but House Republicans say they hope to avoid a repeat of the crisis.
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Boston Marathon Explosions Update

Co-host Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Adam Davidson about the latest on the Boston Marathon explosions.

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