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Hollywood Palladium Is Said To Be Up For Sale

The well-known concert venue is on the market, according to The Hollywood Reporter. David Greene takes us back to the Palladium's beginnings as an art deco ballroom back in the 1940s.
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After NAACP Marriage Stance, Discord And Discussion

The NAACP recently took what was for some in the organization a controversial step, when it endorsed same-sex marriage. That move has now led some local officers around the country to resign — including the group's most outspoken critic of gay marriage.
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Finding 'A Very Kind Way' To Lead Special Olympians

Jose Rodriguez first participated in the New Jersey Special Olympics back in 2003, when he was 13. Jose has trouble learning — mostly with reading and writing. At StoryCorps, Jose tells his former coach, Charles Zelinsky, what his life was like before he found the games.
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There's More Secret Money In Politics; Justice Kennedy Might Be Surprised

Outside groups are playing a powerful role in the presidential election, and some of them disclose nothing about their donors. That's despite what the author of the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling seemed to anticipate two years ago.
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Calif. Governor: 'Pension Reform Is Imperative'

The public employee unions that unsuccessfully opposed the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker suffered two other defeats on Tuesday. Voters in San Diego and San Jose, Calif., approved measures to curb city pensions. Firefighters in those cities vow to take the matter to court but public support for the cutbacks was overwhelming.
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Federal Reserve Predicts Moderate Economic Growth

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before the Joint Economic Committee on Thursday. Bernanke said the economy is facing some "headwinds," but that he expects it to continue growing at a moderate pace.
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New Farm Bill Focuses On Reaping, Not Sowing

The Senate will spend the next several weeks hashing through the farm bill. The legislation deals with everything from crop insurance subsidies to food stamps.

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