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Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?

The school year is winding down, and lots of young people are in the market for a summer job. But finding one in this economy can be hard, especially for teenagers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about what the Obama Administration is trying to do to help.
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Libertarian Party Files Suit In Virginia Over Ballot Access

The Libertarian Party of Virginia is challenging the state's rule requiring that anyone gathering signatures to get candidates on the ballot be residents of the state.

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Ron Paul Isn't Dropping Out, Spokesman Says

Paul is "in this race all the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August," spokesman Jesse Benton says. But, he adds, the campaign will be "maximizing our resources" by not investing in remaining primary states.
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Maryland Senators Criticize New Septic Systems Rule

Maryland state senators are accusing the state's Department of the Environment of trying to circumvent lawmakers with new regulations governing septic system run-off.  

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Maryland House Gives Income Tax Hike Preliminary Approval

Legislators in Maryland's House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Tuesday evening to a bill that would raise income taxes on state residents, in a special session that is expected to conclude Wednesday.

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Volker Rule Languishes Without Guidelines

The botched trade at JPMorgan Chase has revived debate on Capitol Hill over whether the recent Dodd Frank financial regulation law gets tough enough on Wall Street. Federal regulators have taken months, and may take several more, to come up with guidelines to implement the Volcker rule.
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Obama Ad Blasts Romney's Time At Bain Capital

The Obama re-election committee on Monday released a two-minute ad taking aim at Republican rival Mitt Romney's record at the private equity firm Bain Capital. The ad challenges Romney's claim that his business experience qualifies him to turn the economy around.
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Calif. Voters Forced To Choose How To Ease Defict

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's budget deficit is now $16 billion. That's almost double the figure he gave in January. Brown is attempting to force voters to choose between higher taxes and deeper spending cuts.
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JPMorgan's Loss A Gain For Campaign Positioning

JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, while Mitt Romney has said he would replace it with other regulations.

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