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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Colin Kaepernick?

The quarterback is a gifted athlete who can run and pocket pass, skills that helped him lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. But what will it take for the Baltimore Ravens to stop — or at least slow down — Kaepernick on Sunday?
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Will Economic Contraction Affect Debate Over Sequester?

Federal spending cuts may have hurt the U.S. economy's fourth-quarter growth. But don't count on that changing the dynamics of the current debate over the sequester, the ax poised to start hacking $1.2 trillion from federal spending if Congress fails to stop it by the March 1 deadline.
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Middle-Aged Breadwinners Become Part Of The 'Sandwich Generation'

As more grown children cannot find jobs and aging parents aren't working, the generation in the middle is faced with financial responsibility for both groups, a Pew study finds.
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LaPierre Fights To Stop The 'Nightmare' Of Background Checks

The National Riffle Association's top lobbyist told senators that federal authorities need to enforce existing gun laws, not punish the "little people" with new regulations.
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Why Some Families Won't Qualify For Subsidized Health Insurance

Under the health care overhaul, many people who find their job-based health coverage too expensive can get help buying insurance through exchanges. But rules just finalized by the Internal Revenue Service will limit who is eligible for a subsidy and could leave some families shut out.
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Bellevue Hospital's Slow Comeback After Superstorm Sandy

Repairs to the New York City hospital are expected to allow a full reopening in early February. Engineers have been working around the clock to make everything is ready. Bellevue hasn't been able to care for trauma patients since the storm. That has put a strain on neighboring hospitals.
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Sotomayor's Memoir Already A Best-Seller

The nation's first Latina justice tells her story of rising from poverty to reach the epitome of the legal world.
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Boy Scouts' Repeal Of Gay Ban Mirrors Its Approach To Racial Integration

The Boy Scouts are set to let local troops decide on rules for admitting gay members and leaders, a policy similar to its approach to racial integration that many find unsatisfactory.

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