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A Real Estate Deal That Spans The Earth

For sale: 160 acres of rolling hills in California perfect for a vineyard, cattle ranch or communication with outer space. The Jamesburg Earth Station and its 10-story satellite dish once relayed broadcasts of historical events like the Apollo 11 moon landing. Now it's on the market.
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New Contraceptive Plan: A Successful Balancing Act?

President Obama announced a change of course Friday regarding religious institutions and birth control coverage. The administration, which seemed caught off guard by the strong opposition to its original policy, hopes to regain Catholic allies and maintain support from the women who put Obama in the White House.
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Religion And Birth Control: Not Just A GOP Fight

Along with Republicans, some Democrats said religious institutions shouldn't have to include birth control in their employees' health coverage. The Obama administration altered its policy Friday, but the issue could still affect which party controls the Senate next year.
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At CPAC, Gingrich Takes Aim At 'Republican Establishment'

Newt Gingrich was the last presidential candidate to speak Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. And he kept his Romney powder dry, preferring instead to attack establishment Republicans who have not embraced the Gingrich campaign. To put it mildly.
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As Gray Wolves Return, So Does Debate Over Hunting

Back from near-extinction, the gray wolf will soon be removed from the endangered species list. Now, Wyoming has struck a deal with the federal government to allow trophy hunting of the predator in certain parts of the state. But the move has drawn the ire of environmentalists.
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Catholics Split On Obama's Birth Control Decision

Some Catholics believe the president's new rule on contraceptive coverage resolves religious liberty concerns. But others, including key bishops, say it is smoke and mirrors.
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Angel Investors And Startups Mingle In Milwaukee

In this post-recession era, angel investor groups have stepped in to finance startup companies that banks and venture capitalists deem too risky. Twenty of those groups are in Wisconsin, including one that meets at a Milwaukee social club where local money is finding its way to local startups.
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On The Trail, Romney Avoids His French Connection

Mitt Romney was a Mormon missionary in France for two years, but it's not something he brings up on the campaign trail. He had life-changing experiences abroad, but Romney now disparages Europe. For those who knew the charming young man from Michigan, Romney's euro-trashing is a little painful.
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A Conservative's Tips For Finding The Right Mate

Amid all the speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, young Republicans could attend a session on finding love. Some suggestions from the conservative dating expert: loosen up, take a romantic walk or maybe go to a gun range.
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Rep. Bachus Investigated For Insider Trading

The Office of Congressional Ethics is considering allegations that Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., now chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, profited from insider trading during the 2008 financial meltdown. The case could be referred to the House Ethics Committee at some future date. The story emerged the day Congress voted to restrict members' stock trades.

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