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Obama And Biden Meet With Tech CEO's At White House

President Obama to talk health care, NSA with tech giants

President Obama is currently meeting with 15 of the nation's top technology chiefs. Topic number one is the long suffering website healthcare.gov. But, there will be no getting around another big tech topic: surveillance. Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the NSA's program likely violates the 4th amendment.
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Judge says NSA spying likely violated 4th Amendment

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the NSA's collection of phone records and other data most likely violates the constitution.

GlaxoSmithKline will stop paying doctors for drug promotion

In what appears to be a first, the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline said it will stop paying doctors to promote its products.
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For years, mental patients at the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas were being placed on buses and sent out of state. What happened to them is being discovered right now.

Calif. faces acute shortage of hospital beds for psychiatric emergencies

There's an acute shortage of hospital beds for psychiatric emergencies. Long gone are the days of housing the seriously mentally ill in state hospitals. Reform came, but not the money.
If parents want to get young children involved with volunteering, there's a new website helping make those connections.
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LAX Proud Bird restaurant gets 1-year reprieve

Take Two Host Alex Cohen talks to John Tallichet about keeping his aviation-themed restaurant, Proud Bird, opened for another year.
Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

Changing NBA superstars' surprisingly bad eating habits

In his three-part series, Ken Berger CBS Sports NBA Insider looked at a diet revolution that is sweeping the league.
NCAA Men's Final Four - Previews

The role that universities play in student athletes' diets

While reports circulate about the poor eating habits of professional athletes, their schools often feed collegiate sports stars. But how much is invested into their diet by dietitians and school budgets?
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An Andy Warhol portrait of the late actress Farrah Fawcett is at the center of bitter legal fight that has wrapped up legal argument phase this week.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins from Spin Magazine.
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Wins and losses seen in New Mexico's efforts to reduce drug use

For almost two decades, New Mexico has led the nation in drug overdose deaths. In 2012, nearly 500 New Mexicans died from drug overdoses. For many, opioids — like prescription painkillers and heroin — are the drugs of choice, and they’re easy to find and often cheap.
Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting
A post from a conservative blogger has become a lightning rod for community outrage in the OC. Reporter Adam Elmahrek wrote about it for the Voice of OC, a nonprofit online news publication.
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Lorde's Asian boyfriend is target of racist Twitter rants

Lorde is a young and talented singer from New Zealand who's hit, "Royals", has been nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year. But lately there's been almost as much buzz about her dating life as there is her music.

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