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Why Obama's Budget Could Make Health Waves

The administration's budget still matters, even though it's late and the House and Senate have approved their own spending blueprints for fiscal 2014. President Obama laid down markers that could lead to changes in Medicare and Medicaid and affect funding for a broad array of health programs.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama offers his 2014 budget plan. The Senate clears the way to debate gun control legislation. And the U.S. Postal Service will continue Saturday delivery. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Renewed Optimism At Wednesday's Immigration Rally On Capitol Hill

Thousands turned out to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Unlike in past years, there was a sense that change may really be on the way.

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Heat On Capitol Hill As Immigration, Guns, Budget Converge

The heat wasn't just due to the unseasonable 90-degree temperatures. There was political heat in the form of thousands rallying for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. And heat in the form of activity and rhetoric on gun control and the federal budget.
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Michelle Obama Steps Into Gun Control Debate

The first lady gave a personal and emotional speech in her hometown, two months after attending the funeral of a Chicago teen who was shot and killed earlier this year. Michelle Obama is encouraging business leaders to donate millions of dollars for programs to help at-risk youth.
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The Latest On The Boston Investigation And The Limits Of Security

The latest on the investigation into the deadly Boston explosions and new questions on the limits of security.

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Hunger Strike At Guantanamo Prison

More than half the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Most of the inmates are still being held without charges. The unclear future of Guantanamo.

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Obama Budget Includes Tax Increases, Entitlement Cuts

President Obama released his 2013 budget on Wednesday.

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