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Proponents of arbitration say the system is more efficient than going to court for both sides, but arbitration can be costly, too. And a 2009 study showed the typical awards in nursing home cases are about 35 percent lower than the plaintiff would get if the case went to court. Heinz Linke/Westend61/Corbis hide caption

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

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State governments are trying to help people save for retirement. Bjorn Rune Lie/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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States To Workers: Let Us Help You Build Your Retirement Savings

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Activists for and against Proposition 187 rallied in Los Angeles in 1996, after it was thrown out by the courts. Political analysts say tough rhetoric and laws targeting illegal immigration could now have lasting political consequences for the national Republican Party. Frank Wiese/AP hide caption

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From California, A Warning To Republicans On Anti-Immigration Rhetoric

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Social Security A Targeted Issue For GOP Candidates

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Donald Trump (left) arrives to announce his bid to run for president on June 16. Arnold Schwarzenegger (right) appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and announced he was running for governor of California on Aug. 6, 2003. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images and Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Before There Was The Donald, There Was Arnold

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Of the roughly 40 houses currently rented in Hope Meadows in Rantou, Ill., 10 are occupied by families who've adopted children from foster care. The rest are occupied by older adults who volunteer to help them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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A Community Built Around Older Adults Caring For Adoptive Families

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

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Chef Eric David Corradetti presents dinner to residents at the Bethlehem Woods senior living facility in La Grange Park, Ill. His kitchen emphasizes fresh produce and meats and meals made from scratch. Courtesy of Unidine hide caption

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Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

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Documentary Spotlights Perfectly Accessorized Iris Apfel

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Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

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Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

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Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

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