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Do Digital Gadgets Increase Our Appetite For News?

More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.
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Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.
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Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'

When the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama's health care law this week, one item on the table will be a program that has been in place for nearly 50 years: Medicaid. The program is already a sore issue in Florida, which is one of the states fighting the health care law.
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Jesse Jackson Jr. Makes Final Push To Win Primary

It's not only GOP voters who have a stake in Tuesday's Illinois primary. This year Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces a primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson. Will an ethics investigation and Halvorson's own record be enough to unseat Jackson, who has served his district since 1995?
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Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'?

Two eras clash on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, when a law written in 1939 is applied to in vitro fertilization. At issue is whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.
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Making Prosecutors Share: Stevens' Case Prompts Bill

The story of the botched corruption case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is coming to a close, but aftershocks from the government misconduct that doomed his prosecution is still playing out in courtrooms all over the country.
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GOP's Delegate Race A Game Of 'Political Moneyball'

In 2008, Barack Obama's secret weapon during the presidential primary was a master strategy from his head delegate coordinator. They used math — not conventional wisdom — to win enough delegates to clinch the nomination. Now, the GOP is playing the same game to serve one candidate the 1,144 delegates needed to become the presidential nominee.
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Years Later, He Brought Her Passport Back

When 85-year-old Betty Werther was young, she traveled the world. Sixty years later, she got a call. It was a fellow Berkeley alum, and he had found something that belonged to her. What he brought, however, was more than a souvenir.

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