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Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

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Federal health insurance rules are a moving target, and it's unclear whether Republicans will take another run at replacing the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, some states are staking out strong positions on coverage of abortion, regardless of how the federal landscape changes.

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Foo Fighters Try A Live 'Rickroll'

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'To E, Or Not To E'

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Harvard University researchers say a review of Exxon Mobil documents show the company misled investors and the public about how much it knew about climate change. That’s already the subject of investigations by the attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts. Their report says that the internal communication between scientists at Exxon Mobile was drastically different than the statements it issued to the public. 

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Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet was relieved of command on Wednesday. The fleet is based in Yokosuka, Japan.

A statement from the Navy explains why Aucoin was dismissed.

The word “library” technically means “collection of books.” But nowadays libraries lend out all kinds of stuff — from screwdrivers to spatulas.

Glenn Ferdman directs the Somerville Public Library in Massachusetts, and a couple years ago, he decided he owned too many guitars. So he told his staff to lend out his guitars as if they were books.

“What we discovered, to our delight, is those items started flying off the shelf,” Ferdman said.

Soon, donations added a ukulele, an African hand drum, even a telescope. He sees the project as part of a trend.

WPP — the biggest advertising agency in the world — has revised its sales downward, with its CEO indicating that U.S. policy could be a reason for some of the uncertainty that it's facing. We'll find out how all the drama in Washington, D.C. could have such a ripple effect on global businesses. Afterwards, we'll discuss a new study that shows ExxonMobil may have misled investors about how much it knew about climate change. Then, we'll look at how a 2008 immigration raid in Postville, Iowa has affected the town. 

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