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Pelosi: Let's Spend Our Energy Making Obamacare Work

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, forcefully delivered her party's message on the Affordable Care Act's website's woes in an interview on All Things Considered. One takeaway: She has little patience when she's asked if the enrollment deadline should be extended.
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Scientists: Asian Carp Breeding In Great Lake Tributaries

A U.S. Geological Survey study finds that the Asian grass carp is living and breeding in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.
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Theme Park Called 'Insensitive' For 'Miner's Revenge' Attraction

Many thought the Halloween maze at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va., was in poor taste because of the region's experience with mine disasters. The park is about 300 miles away from West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine, where an explosion three years ago killed 29 miners.
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Sen. Feinstein: 'Total Review' Of NSA Activities Needed

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says short of hostilities or an "emergency need" for surveillance, the U.S. shouldn't be spying on foreign leaders.
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Science On Shaky Ground As Automatic Budget Cutbacks Drag On

As the cuts made under the sequester continue, scientists worry that U.S. research will fall behind. Budget cuts already are delaying plans for equipment upgrades and preventing new research — and a new generation of researchers — from getting underway.
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More Technical Issues For Obamacare, But Good News For Medicare

After yet more problems over the weekend, HealthCare.gov, the federal site for people to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act, seems to be making incremental improvements. Probably the best news on the health care front is that premiums for Medicare will not increase next year.
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How Should Justice Distribute $4 Billion To Harmed Homeowners?

The Justice Department is negotiating a possible civil settlement with JP Morgan totaling $13 billion — $4 billion of which would be money returned to harmed homeowners. While the details are still emerging, previous settlements can help provide a picture of what works when it comes to restitution in big cases.
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Taking Stock Of What Was Lost And Found Post-Sandy

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many people created lists to try to recover some of what was swept away. A year later, Jersey shore residents are still reflecting on what they lost during the storm — and what they might have gained.
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Penn State To Pay $59 Million To Sandusky's Sex Abuse Victims

Officials at Pennsylvania State University say the school will pay $59 million to 26 men over their claims that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them.
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Texas Judge Rules Abortion Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge has invalidated parts of a Texas abortion regulations law that were set to take effect Friday. The state vows to appeal the ruling to the federal Fifth Circuit appellate court.

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