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Former MF Global Holdings Ltd. Chairman and CEO Jon Corzine testified on Capitol Hill in December. On Wednesday, a former executive at the company refused to answer lawmakers' questions about events in the run-up to the firm's collapse. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Business

Former MF Global Exec Takes 5th At Hearing

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Shirley Ree Smith sits in the living room of her daughter's upstairs duplex in Alexandria, Minn. Smith is waiting to hear if California Gov. Jerry Brown will grant her clemency. "They say things happen for a reason. I'm not sure if I'll ever figure out a reason for all of this," she says. Courtney Perry for NPR hide caption

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Post Mortem: Death Investigation In America

New Evidence In High-Profile Shaken Baby Case

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The final argument the Supreme Court will hear about the new health care law is whether its Medicaid expansion unfairly forces states to participate. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Could Reach Far Beyond Health Care

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First-year college student Hannah (Rachel Hendrix) goes on a road trip in search of her birth mother after she learns she was adopted following a failed attempt at an abortion. Lovell/Fairchild Communications hide caption

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Movies

'October Baby' Tells A Story Hollywood Wouldn't

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A man rides his bicycle past a billboard welcoming Pope Benedict XVI, just days before his arrival, in Havana, Cuba. Pope Benedict's trip to Latin America includes Mexico and Cuba. Javier Galeano/AP hide caption

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Latin America

Some Cuban-Americans Wary As Cuba Welcomes Pope

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Sally Baptiste from Orlando, Fla., waits outside the U.S. Capitol for the vote on the health care bill on March 21, 2010. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How The Health Law Could Survive Without A Mandate

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Growing demand for more fuel-efficient cars and trucks, like these 2009 Dodge Journey crossover vehicles, has helped drive down gasoline consumption in the U.S. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Energy

What's Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., center, joins other conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill to criticize President Obama's health care law on Oct. 5, 2011. They said the boxes were packed with petitions asking Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Judging The Health Care Law

White House Preps For Court's Health Care Ruling

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Peter Reckell as Bo Brady and Kristian Alfonso as Hope Williams Brady: still at it after all these years. Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Universal hide caption

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Monkey See

Cheaper Clothes And Shorter Stories: On Soaps, Strange 'Days' Indeed

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