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Planned Parenthood Issue Haunts Komen's Races

Participation is down at some of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events which raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. The foundation may be suffering from the fallout of its decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood programs. The decision was quickly reversed.
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Gubernatorial Recall Election Polarizes Wis. Voters

Above average voter turnout is expected for next week's gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin. Passions have run high in the state ever since Republican Governor Scott Walker launched an effort to curb the collective bargaining power of public employee unions.
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Court Rules Against Part Of Marriage Act

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act discriminates by denying federal benefits to gay married couples. The case is likely to end up being decided by the Supreme Court.
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Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask

The unemployment in Michigan is dropping as the auto industry rebounds, and the state has a budget surplus for the first time in many years. But many local leaders say they're not seeing a comeback. They believe state leaders are helping themselves — and the business community — at the expense of the well-being of cities.
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When Mom Is Right, And Tells Police They're Wrong

Robert Holmes' family was one of the first African-American families to move into Edison, N.J., in 1956. At 13, he planned to go for a swim in the local pool. He was told he couldn't enter, so his mom told him to crawl under the turnstile.
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Boston Takes Center Stage In Fight For White House

President Obama's campaign has tried to turn attention to Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts. It's a period Romney rarely discusses on his own. As Obama supporters brought their fight to Romney's backyard, Boston, Romney focused his attention on Obama's experience.
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John Edwards Walks, But His Trial Is A Warning To Politicians

At first blush, the trial looks like it might do little to deter politicians from getting money from supporters and, with some sleight of hand, spend it on practically anything. While the verdict was clearly a loss for prosecutors, analysts believe it wasn't a total loss for campaign finance law.
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Mistrial Declared In John Edwards Corruption Case

The jury has reached a not guilty verdict on one of the counts in the John Edwards corruption case. It was deadlocked on the other five counts and the judge declared a mistrial. Melissa Block talks to Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio.
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Gulf Refinery Expansion May Not Cut Gas Prices

A five-year, $10 billion expansion in Port Arthur, Texas, has created the largest refinery in the country. But because the U.S. has become a net exporter of gasoline and the facility will contribute to that trend, analysts say the project won't have a big impact on national fuel prices.
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Antibiotic-Free Meat Business Is Booming, Thanks To Chipotle

Antibiotic-free food went mainstream after Chipotle's founder advertised free-range pork on the menu. Now many big players in food service are getting into the act, creating a few supply chain hiccups.

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