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No Break From Politics On Obamacare Deadline Day

Bickering over the Affordable Care Act is now focused on White House estimates that it will beat enrollment projections, and on how many uninsured have gotten coverage.
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The Long Road To GM's Ignition Switch Recall

Records show that GM knew about faulty ignition switches in its cars at least a decade ago. The first death now linked to the problem happened the same year the company was shedding thousands of jobs.
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Greyhound Racing May Be Headed For The Finish Line

Today, only seven states still have the sport, and most of the dog tracks are in Florida. A bill in the Florida Legislature could kill greyhound racing there — and possibly nationwide.
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International Ruling Puts Stop To Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hague Monday ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.
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Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.
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Cause For Hope And Frustration In the Shadow Of ACA Deadline

As the Affordable Care Act's midnight deadline draws near, there has been a surge in last-minute signups. The heavy traffic has caused both glitches in the website and optimism from some forecasters.
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Discipline Promised For The Dozens Cheating Missileers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses the Air Force's response to widespread cheating by nuclear missile operators on their monthly proficiency tests.
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As Soldiers Return, Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.
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Take It From A Local: The Tale Of How Turkey, Texas, Got Its Name

There is no shortage of colorful town names in Texas. We explore the story behind one of them — Turkey, Texas — with a local named Don Turner, a volunteer at the Bob Wills Museum.
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The Saga Of The Civil Rights Act, An Idea Whose Time Came 50 Years Ago

Author Todd Purdum talks about his book documenting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislative maneuvering behind it and the people who steered the bill to passage.

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