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Hagel To Defend Pentagon Budget Before Senate Panel

The Pentagon's budget for next year would cut the size of the Armed Forces and begin to rein in expensive benefits, including health care. The Army would be reduced to its lowest level in years.
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Wind River Indian Reservation's Borders Are Disputed

The borders have grown by about a million acres after a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tribes see it as righting a historical wrong. The state is fighting the move.
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House Approves Measure To Ease Flood Insurance Hikes

Two years ago, an overhaul bill passed with the goal of pulling the federal program out of debt. When homeowners started calling lawmakers about sharp premium hikes, both chambers moved swiftly.
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Teen Sues Parents, Claiming They Owe Her Money For College

Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
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Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

College Station, Texas, is losing "countless companies" to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.
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Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet

While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.
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High Court Extends Whistleblower Protections

The Supreme Court has ruled that a federal whistleblower law protects not just the employees of a public company, but also company contractors, like lawyers, accountants, and investment funds.
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As a Test Gets Phased Out In Chicago, Some Boycott Its Final Year

In Chicago, a boycott has begun to protest the extent of standardized testing. Parents and teachers are saying that a recent test is useless, so hundreds are opting out or refusing to administer it.
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In Boston, Gay Groups Remain Closed Out Of St. Patrick's Day Parade

Organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade say they won't be allowing a gay rights group to join their parade. But Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says he'll keep fighting for LGBT inclusion.
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George P. Bush Steps Into Texas Political Limelight

George P. Bush is expected to win Tuesday's GOP primary for land commissioner. Ben Phillpott of KUT brings the story of the young Bush's low-key campaign and outreach to Hispanic voters.

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