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Sour Economy Has Nevada Looking For New Jackpot

The recession has been particularly cruel in Nevada. The state has the nation's highest unemployment rate and highest foreclosure rate. That's made the state's budget situation difficult, to say the least. Now Nevada hopes to broaden its tax base beyond the mainstays of tourism and gambling.
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Obama Outlines Fresh Mortgage Refinancing Plan

President Obama is trying again to revive the nation's housing market. Past efforts have come up short, and this one faces long odds in Congress. On Wednesday, he outlined a program designed to make it easier for homeowners to refinance into cheaper mortgages.
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Report Blames ATF Agents For Botched Gun-Trafficking Operation

The report by congressional Republicans says ATF agents and supervisors should have realized two targets of their criminal case along the Southwest border had already been under investigation by the DEA and the FBI. It comes the same day the attorney general faces questions on Capitol Hill about the debacle.
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Freddie Mac's Conflict Is 'Unsavory,' 'Shocking,' 'Stunning,' Key Senators Say

Two senators who have taken the lead on legislation aimed to help homeowners refinance are blunt about how concerned they are by the news NPR reported about Freddie Mac's "multibillion-dollar bets against American homeowners being able to refinance."
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O'Malley's State Address Focuses On Gas Tax

Governor Martin O'Malley delivered his State of the State address in Annapolis on Wednesday, formally calling on legislators to pass a gas tax to help fund transportation projects in Maryland.

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Remarks From Romney Spark Controversy

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sparked controversy Wednesday when he told CNN that he wasn't "concerned about the very poor." Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro, who's traveling with Romney in Nevada.
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Planned Parenthood Vs. Komen: Women's Health Giants Face Off Over Abortion

The split between the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a breast cancer charity, and Planned Parenthood appears to mark a new chapter in the ongoing abortion war.

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