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Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., speaks Tuesday at a news conference calling for no reduction in the Medicare and Medicaid budgets, as part of the year-end budget talks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Waxman said he does not support means testing for Medicare. Joshua Roberts/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Making The Rich Pay More For Medicare

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Parents leading a revolt to take over an elementary school say it has failed their children. From left: Cynthia Ramirez with her son, Mason; Doreen Diaz; Bartola DelVillar; and Kathy Duncan. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Education

In California, Parents Trigger Change At Failing School

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A woman with the Army Corps of Engineers documents a destroyed home last month in a residential area of New Dorp Beach on Staten Island in New York City. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

New York Planners Prep For A 'New Normal' Of Powerful Storms

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Asia

A Rare Visit Inside A Chinese Courtroom

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French President Francois Hollande (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov. 22 as part of a European budget summit. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Economy

What Should The U.S. Learn From Europe's Woes?

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Home Depot has long offered credit cards, partly to serve customers who have just suffered major house damage. The company has recently widened those efforts. Here, a Tampa, Fla., customer buys a generator and bottled water, preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac's arrival in August. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Money

More Large Retailers Ease Customers' Path To Credit

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Maralynn Bernstein (bottom left), the veterans services coordinator for the University of Arizona, confers with Cody Nicholls, director of the Veterans Education and Transition Services Center, at the school's Veterans Center in Tucson. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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The Impact of War

Vets Flock To Colleges ... But How Are They Doing?

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President Obama speaks at the National Defense University in Washington on Monday. Since his re-election four weeks ago, Obama is showing signs of a new, more aggressive leadership style. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Obama Starts His Second Term By Bringing Tougher Talk

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