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Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.

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Music Interviews

On Her New Album, Lucinda Williams Is Driven, Not Comfortable

For decades, the Americana singer has been known for her gritty, gutsy songs. The Ghosts Of Highway 20 takes listeners to the American South, a place she associates with her late father.

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Law

Fallout From Grand Jury Decision Energizes Abortion Rights Opponents

Abortion rights opponents want the district attorney in Houston to resign and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to appoint a special prosecutor to again investigate and indict Planned Parenthood in Houston.

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