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Here Are The Tech Execs Meeting With President Obama Tomorrow

The heads of Google, Apple, Twitter, Yahoo! and more are meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday. Check out the full list.
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Palliative Care Doctor Helps Iowa Couple With Tough Choices

Dr. Tim Ihrig has almost become a member of the Avelleyra family. He's helping Augie and Phyllis, who've been married 60 years, lead the best lives they can under trying health circumstances. When Phyllis was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Ihrig asked what she wanted from the rest of her life.
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Fiscal Strains Push Community Colleges To Look Hard At Their Mission

City College of San Francisco is one of the biggest community colleges in the country, and it may be about to close. The fault was not the quality of City College's education, problems cited were fiscal and administrative. A lot of people in higher education are watching closely what's happening at City College, as it symbolizes a larger fight between two visions of what community college should be: a place for non-traditional or non-credit students to find enrichment or a place that efficiently sends students to job placement or university degrees.
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Scientists Find Tiny Exfoliating Beads In Great Lakes Fish Guts

Tiny plastic beads used in some cosmetics and toothpaste are making their way into the bellies of fish in the Great Lakes, and it's raising concern among environmentalists. Dr. Sherri Mason, a chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, has been researching the issue, and she joins Audie Cornish to explain what this means for the Great Lakes ecosystem.
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As Bernanke Readies To Leave Fed, Investors Wonder About Stimulus

This week the Fed's influential Open Market Committee meets to discuss some unfinished business. With Chairman Ben Bernanke getting ready to turn things over to Janet Yellen, Fed policymakers must decide whether it's time to start winding down the "quantitative easing" program put in place years ago to protect the recovery.
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Years Of Tumult In The Rear-View, U.S. Auto Industry Revs Back Up

The American auto industry has grown by 50 percent since 2009 — from just over 10 million cars to over 15 million. The last five years have seen the one of the most tumultuous periods for any industrial segment — bankruptcy, public relations disaster after public relations disaster, government takeovers, and recalls are just some of the issues the industry faced. But today, from Wolfsburg, Germany to Detroit to Shanghai, the auto industry has settled into a rhythm that could last for another generation.
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For 2014, Detroit Steps Up Its Game With Lighter, Smaller Autos

For a look into the emerging trends in the auto industry, Dan Neil, The Wall Street Journal's automotive columnist, tells Melissa Block what kinds of cars we'll be seeing in 2014.
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In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

A woman in Miami Shores, Fla., is suing her town after it forced her to remove vegetables from the garden in her front yard, which she had tended for 17 years. She's being backed by a a national public interest law firm, but the town says it's a long-standing zoning ordinance that won't be overturned.
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Novice Neurosurgeons Train On Brains Printed In 3-D

Universities and hospitals are training residents by having them practice on realistic replicas of actual patients' brains. The high-tech stand-ins allow the students to learn by making mistakes, something they're not able to do when real patients are involved.
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Man Who Bilked Millions From Navy Charity Donors Gets 28 Years

John Cody, 67, had initially said he was working under 'nonofficial cover' for the CIA and that the charity he stole from was part of a secret operation.

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