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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.
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Detroit's Crackdown To Collect Owed Money Means Thousands Lose Water

Melissa Block speaks with Steve Pardo, a reporter with The Detroit News, about how and why Detroit is aggressively shutting off water service to residents.
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A View On High Court's Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening

The Supreme Court's ruling in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act's mandate on contraceptives coverage. St. Louis Public Radio reporter Rachel Lippman gets reactions from those attending the grand opening of a new Hobby Lobby store.
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Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It's Not Quite Mortal

By a 5-4 majority along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has ruled that Illinois can't compel home health aides to pay union dues because it violates the First Amendment. The ruling is a defeat for unions, but it falls short of the kind of sweeping denunciation that could have derailed unions' fundraising and organizing efforts.
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Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.
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NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas

NASA is asking the public to help it develop new ways to bring their technology to the commercial market. Daniel Lockney of NASA tells us more about this crowdsourcing, profit-sharing initiative.
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Altidore Will Be Ready For Belgium, U.S. Soccer Says

Forward Jozy Altidore, who missed the U.S. team's last two World Cup games with a strained hamstring, is "ready and available" to play Tuesday, U.S. Soccer has announced.
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The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.
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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.
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Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the automaker.

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