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China's Heir Apparent Rekindles Early Ties To Iowa

China's Vice President Xi Jinping is coming to America. Next week, he'll meet with President Obama at the White House. He'll lead a trade delegation to California. And he'll also make a stop in Muscatine, Iowa. Xi visited the town (population 22,886) in the 1980s, as part of an agricultural mission.
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UC Students Propose Alternative To Tuition Increases

Tired of tuition increases within the cash-strapped University of California system, a group of students has suggested eliminating tuition entirely. Instead, they propose that graduates pay the system a percentage of their income over the subsequent 20 years.
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Alabama's Immigration Law May Get A Second Look

When the Alabama Legislature begins its regular session Tuesday, lawmakers will consider changing the state's immigration law — considered the nation's toughest crackdown on illegal immigrants. Initially, the law got very little attention from the business community, but some now say the law could cost the state $11 billion.
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Romney Ramps Up Efforts To Attract Social Conservatives

At a rally in Centennial, Colo., GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney rolled out some new material: the rights given to people by God.
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Taxing Sugar, Will It Help People Be Healthier?

New research indicates excessive consumption of sugar leads to an increase in all kinds of chronic diseases. But how much sugar is too much? Would making sugary foods more expensive help to get consumers to cut back?
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Remembering Roger Boisjoly: He Tried To Stop Shuttle Challenger Launch

Boisjoly was the engineer who boisterously warned about problems with the Challenger's elastic seals. That he couldn't do anything about the launch haunted him and turned him into a crusader for ethics in engineering. Boisjoly died at age 73.

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