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Wisconsin Redistricting Plan Goes To Court

The latest turmoil in Wisconsin involves the redistricting of political boundaries. There's been intense partisan bickering over the drawing of the state's new voting maps.
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Should Valets Be Responsible For Drunk Drivers, Too?

A Boston city councilor wants to enlist the help of valets in keeping drunken drivers off the road. "They are literally our last line of defense," says Rob Consalvo. But critics say that's too much responsibility for valets who, unlike bartenders, are not trained to spot intoxication.
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Protesters To GOP Candidates: Don't DREAM Halfway

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have supported the DREAM Act's path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants through military service, but not through higher education. Immigration rights activists in Arizona protested Romney's partial support of of the DREAM Act.
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New Consumer Agency Eyes Bank Overdraft Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it's looking to overhaul rules on overdraft fees. New limits on those fees could cause banks to raise other fees, but such moves have met resistance from consumers.
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Can 'I Won The Medal Of Honor' Get You Jailed?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case about lies, big and small, and when those lies can be a crime under the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. At issue is the constitutionality of a law making it a crime to lie about being the recipient of military medals.
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In Michigan, Native Son Romney Plays Up Family Ties

Polls in Michigan show a tight race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Romney is playing up his business experience and personal ties to the state, where his father was a well-liked governor. Santorum's message is blue-collar conservatism aimed at Tea Party and evangelical voters.
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Lights, Action, Drinking: Movie Scenes Tempt Teens To Binge

Teenagers who see drinking scenes in movies are more likely to start drinking, and to binge drink themselves, according to a new study. Drinking features in almost all movies, even in many rated for children.
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The Big Squeeze: Calif. Weight Loss Clinics Under Investigation

The 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign and its affiliated surgical centers, which implant the Lap-Band for weight-loss, are being investigated by local, state and federal authorities. At least three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed and the Department of Insurance has launched an investigation into allegations of insurance fraud.

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