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Limits Put On Nonprofit Hospital Debt Collection

The U.S. Treasury Department last week released proposed rules to protect patients from abusive debt collection practices at nonprofit hospitals. The rules are required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. If the Supreme Court votes to strike down the health care law, the new debt collection rules would go away.
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BCS Presidents Approve Football Playoff System

College football will have a four-team playoff starting in 2014. A committee of university presidents announced an agreement on a new post-season regime Tuesday.
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Romney Wants Young Voters To Give Up On Obama

Young voters helped secure President Obama's victory in 2008. But the economy has hurt them in the last few years, and now Republican challenger Mitt Romney sees an opening.
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Exhale, Chicago: A Little Pot May Be Fine(d)

Chicago's leadership is considering a plan that would make adults caught with a small amount of marijuana subject to a fine instead of arrest. The idea is to use police more efficiently. But not all of the city's leaders agree. They'll discuss the rule Wednesday.
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Morale Takes A Hit At Beleaguered Fannie, Freddie

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been vilified for their role in the housing collapse. Key employees have left as morale has plummeted. But the two organizations are key to the functioning of the U.S. housing market, leaving some observers concerned about the ongoing brain drain.
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The Man Who Painted Sport, Bright and Beautiful

The recent death of artist LeRoy Neiman calls for remembering a man who was humble with his success, and generous with his help.
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Future Murky For Arizona's Immigration Law

Although the U.S. Supreme Court sustained the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law, the so-called "show me your papers" provision, some local authorities doubt they can properly enforce it.
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Get Smart with NPR's "Talk of the Nation" Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival

Get smart. Join NPR's Talk of the Nation LIVE from the Aspen Ideas Festival.
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Congress Taking Student Loans, Highway Bill To Wire

Congressional leaders say they are close to a deal on two issues with looming deadlines. But if they fail to agree this week, the federal highway program would come to a halt and student loan interest rates would double.

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