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House Votes Again To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

House lawmakers have voted to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. While they've done this before, two things are different. Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.

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Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:42am

Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.

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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:39am

Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul searching, she decided what was best was vaccination.

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Justice Dept. Settles S&P Lawsuit

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:26am

Standard and Poor's is expected to settle a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department over the quality of the firm's ratings during the years before the financial crisis.

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Maine Barbershop Quartet Entertains Delayed Passengers

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:30am

During a delay, a flight attendant on a US Airways flight asked the group called the Port City Sound to keep passengers from going stir crazy.

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Brian Williams: NBC News Anchor And Rapper

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:22am

Williams' budding music career has included mashups like "Baby Got Back" and "Gin and Juice." The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon mashes up Williams' broadcasts.

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Sheriff Outlaws Deputies From Wearing Cowboy Boots

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:09am

The new sheriff in a Wyoming county says no more cowboy hats and no more cowboy boots for his deputies. That's not just a fashion statement. He says new uniforms will help them do their jobs better.

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Can Republicans Find Common Ground With Obama's Budget?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

President Obama has revealed a budget he hopes will find approval in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. David Greene talks to former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp.

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In India, Catholic Church Attacks Spark Fears Of Intimidation

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A week after President Obama cautioned India against "splintering" along religious lines, another Catholic church in New Delhi has been desecrated.

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The Other U.S. Battle In Iraq: Winning Over Sunni Muslims

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Nearly a decade ago, the U.S. persuaded Sunni tribes to drop their support of al-Qaida and fight alongside the Americans. The U.S. is now engaged in a similar effort to peel away support from ISIS.

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Vatican's Women Initiative Gets Off To A Bad Start

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A promotional video produced ahead of Wednesday's conference on women's issues has been widely ridiculed as a sexist stereotype of the modern Western woman.

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Catholic Church Attacks In India Spark Fears Of Religious Intimidation

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

One week after President Obama cautioned India against "splintering" along religious lines, there are reports a Catholic church in New Delhi has been desecrated. Religious minorities say they feel increasingly vulnerable as the forces pushing Hindutva — Hindu way of life for India — advance unchecked.

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Super Bowl Watchers Register Shock Over Nationwide Commericial

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

The Internet was where many people registered their shock over a Super Bowl ad. It was that Nationwide commercial that dramatized the death of child from accidents in the home. David Greene reports.

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Budget Proposal Calls For Billions In New Government Spending

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal about Obama's approach to "middle-class economics."

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Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

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Why We Judge Algorithmic Mistakes More Harshly Than Human Mistakes

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

In many areas, algorithms make fewer mistakes than humans. But new research suggests that we distrust algorithms when they make mistakes, in ways we do not distrust humans who make mistakes.

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Convincing Iraq's Sunni Muslims To Fight ISIS Is A Tough Sell

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Influential Sunni sheikhs in Iraq, whose tribesmen are fighting for the Islamic State, say they need their demands met before they will switch sides and join the fight against ISIS militants.

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Vatican's Women Initiative Gets Off To A Bad Start

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A promotional video produced ahead of Wednesday's conference on women's issues has been widely ridiculed as a sexist stereotype of the modern western woman.

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Workers Should Be Prepared To Start Over In New Jobs, Stats Show

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that baby boomers have held 10 to 11 jobs, on average, by the time they reach age 46.

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Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.

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