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  • Catholics Take Sides Over Health Law's Birth Control Policy
    A trade group for Catholic hospitals says a new Obama administration policy on birth control is just fine. That's in sharp contrast to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which continues to battle against the policy, which exempts churches, synagogues and mosques, but requires other institutions run by religious organizations to cover birth control under employees' health insurance.
  • How Oregon Is Getting 'Frequent Fliers' Out Of The ER
    Oregon is trying to reduce health costs by encouraging people who get routine care in hospital emergency rooms to go to doctors' offices instead. Cutting out even a few hospital visits can save a lot of money.
  • Groups Get Tangled In Black Hair Controversy
    Recently, a group of black women connected with a website devoted to black hair, came to Union Square in New York City with signs reading: You Can Touch My Hair. It set off a controversy, and when the women returned two days later, other groups of black women had come to the square to argue, hold counter signs and begin a dialogue.
  • Rodriguez Kept 'Mexican Repatriation' From Being Forgotten
    Historian Raymond Rodriguez, who chronicled the deportation of numerous American citizens in the 1930s, recently died at the age of 87.
  • Banjo Billy's Bus Tour: History, Mystery And Bad Jokes
    Boulder, Colo., is usually associated with hiking and the outdoors. But one tour guide makes the town's history come alive through humor.
  • Bangladesh Collapse: The Garment Workers Who Survived
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the Rana Plaza collapsed on garment workers in Bangladesh, drawing the world's attention to abysmal safety conditions in the country's factories. Two workers who survived the collapse tell their stories.
  • China Issues Grim Trade Outlook
    Numbers from the month of June offered more evidence that the world's second biggest economy is losing steam. Exports from China fell by more than 3 percent from a year earlier. Imports were down as well — by almost 1 percent.
  • Investors Brace For News Out Of Fed Minutes
    The minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting will be released a 2 p.m. That's the meeting chairman Bernanke said the Fed could begin to think about reducing the amount of money it pumps into the economy.
  • Virus Targets Baby Pigs
    A disease sweeping U.S. hog farms will likely kill hundreds of thousands of piglets. There's no cure for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, and it's cropped up in at least 13 states. Hog farmers, already reeling from high feed costs, will take a hit, and the virus could eventually push pork prices higher.
  • Twinkies To Return to Store Shelves On Monday
    There had been a run on Twinkies following the bankruptcy of Hostess — Twinkies' parent company. A new firm bought the rights to make Hostess snacks, and now they'll be coming back with an even longer shelf-life than before.

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