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Baseball Hall Of Fame Shutout A Ringing Verdict On Sport's Steroid Era

Mike Pesca talks to Melissa Block about the Baseball Hall of Fame nominations. No inductees were named on Wednesday and ties to performance-enhancing drugs kept top players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens out of the running.
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New York Governor Calls For Nation's 'Toughest' Ban On Assault Weapons

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed tough new gun laws in his State of the State address on Wednesday. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Rose about the new laws, and their chances of passing a state legislature where Republicans hold considerable power.
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Thanks, But No Thanks: When Post-Disaster Donations Overwhelm

It happens after every disaster. People want to help, but their donations often turn out to be a burden. Newtown, Conn., for example, was so inundated with gifts, it asked people to stop sending them. Instead, disaster aid groups are trying to figure out a better way to channel good intentions.
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Supreme Court Weighs Warrantless Blood Tests In Drunken-Driving Cases

The court has long held that warrants are required when government officials order bodily intrusions like a blood draw. But in Wednesday's case, the state of Missouri and the Obama administration contended that warrants shouldn't be required before giving blood tests to suspected drunken drivers, because alcohol dissipates in the blood over time.
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Obama's New Treasury Secretary Pick Should Be Able To Hit Ground Running

The Obama administration has long hinted that White House chief of staff Jack Lew was the president's choice for the next Treasury Secretary. An announcement is expected as soon as Thursday. Scott Horsley talks with Melissa Block about the likely pick.
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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Her Resignation

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning, opening up one more slot in President Obama's second-term administration. Solis was the first Hispanic woman to head a Cabinet-level agency in the U.S. government.

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