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Pennsylvania Doctors Worry Over Fracking 'Gag Rule'

A new law grants doctors access to information about trade-secret chemicals used in natural gas drilling. Doctors say they need the information to treat patients who may have been exposed to chemicals. But the law also says doctors can't tell anyone else — not even other doctors — about what's in the formulas.
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Facebook Stock Priced At $38 A Share Ahead Of Friday IPO

Facebook has priced its much-hyped stock at $38 a share in advance of its initial public offering Friday. It is expected to be one of the largest IPOs in history and the company is expected to raise as much $18 billion.
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The Politics Of Catholic Schools' Graduation Speakers

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., is up in arms over Georgetown University's invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak during commencement weekend. Church officials are upset about Sebelius' role in the creation of the contraception mandate in the federal health reform law. It's one of several controversies surrounding graduation speakers that have cropped up this spring.
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War Vets To Protest, Return Medals At NATO Summit

Anti-war activists are gearing up for a march and rally in Chicago this weekend. As the 2012 NATO Summit gets underway there, members of Veterans Against the War plan to ceremoniously return their medals.
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Closing Arguments Made In John Edwards Trial

The prosecution and defense in the John Edwards trial gave their closing arguments on Thursday. The former presidential candidate and vice-presidential nominee is accused of accepting almost a million dollars of secret campaign payments. Prosecutors allege he used the money to hide an affair and subsequent pregnancy with a campaign worker. Melissa Block talks to North Carolina Public Radio's Jeff Tiberii.
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All Eyes On Same-Sex Wedding Of Mayoral Hopeful

Christine Quinn is the early favorite in the New York City mayoral contest for next year, assuming current Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally steps down after three terms. Quinn is also the first openly gay woman to be speaker of the city council. So everything about her wedding to longtime partner Kim Catullo on Saturday has been surrounded by politics.
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U.S. Ambassador To Myanmar The First Since 1990

Relations between Washington, D.C., and the former pariah state, Myanmar continue to warm. On Thursday, the Obama administration named the first full ambassador to Myanmar in more than two decades.
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Key Witness Testifies In Clemens' Perjury Trial

The key witness in the perjury trial of baseball star Roger Clemens is on the stand this week testifying that he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs. Nina Totenberg talks to Melissa Block.

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