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Houston Ship Channel Partially Reopens After Oil Spill

David Greene talks to Mark Holving, captain of the Dutch freighter Avonberg, which was stalled outside the port of Houston. The ship channel was closed after oil spilled from a barge on Saturday.
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IRS To Treat Bitcoin As Property, Not Currency

The digital currency will be taxed like stocks. The IRS ruling provides some clarity to Bitcoin users and business owners who accept the virtual currency. But it means lots of record keeping.
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How To Meet Your Congressman

Arranging face time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.
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From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.
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In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.
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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.
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Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention

With little fanfare, President Obama is expected to sign a bill that marks the first legislative step toward undoing the Watergate-era presidential public financing program.
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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.
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Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.
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The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.

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