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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.
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Detroit Shuts Off Water As It Tries To Collect Millions Owed

This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced In Corruption Case

Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.
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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.
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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.
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Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis

After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.
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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.
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Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.

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