Minn. audit faults Human Services Dept. The legislative auditor has found that Minnesota's Department of Human Services did not adequately verify eligibility of participants in some of its public assistance programs.5:24 p.m.
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Outside the Supreme Court, The Arguments Continue
As oral arguments were held Tuesday in the first of two same-sex-marriage cases inside the Supreme Court, the steps and sidewalks outside were transformed into a public forum of sorts on the issue.
Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths
The persistence of grain bin entrapments and a horrific 2010 incident expose weaknesses in worker safety laws and enforcement. An NPR and Center for Public Integrity analysis has found that among 179 deaths since 1984, fines were reduced 60 percent of the time.
Other States Could Be Affected By Supreme Court's Proposition 8 Ruling
Thirty-eight states prohibit same-sex marriage, and many people living under those laws are awaiting the Supreme Court decisions on California Proposition's 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Audie Cornish talks with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, about how his state, which has a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, could be impacted by the high court's decision.
Feds Ban Banks From Charging Homeowners Fees On 'Forced Insurance'
Since 2009, millions of struggling homeowners have been moved onto higher-premium homeowners insurance after missing mortgage payments. It's known as "force-placed insurance." On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced new rules to crack down on the fees and commissions that insurers pay to lenders.