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Rundown for April 16, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Tax Plans, GSA Spending and Secret Service Scandal To Dominate Congress This Week

Fresh off a two week break, lawmakers are taking advantage of Tuesday’s tax deadline to hold dueling votes this week on tax plans. Scandals involving the GSA and Secret Service will also be a hot topic in Washington.

12:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

Economists Warn That Manufacturing Alone Can’t Save Economy

U.S. factories are being given incentives and tax breaks left and right– but some economists warn that the sector will provide far fewer jobs than are needed to make a real dent in the unemployment.

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Karzai Blames NATO And US For Security Failures

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said his Afghan security forces proved themselves during a series of militant attacks across Afghanistan this weekend. 51 people died in fighting in Kabul and elsewhere — 36 of the dead were militants.

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A Utopian Dream Falls To Pieces

We speak with author Melissa Coleman, whose family created a utopian farm community that ended up pulling them apart.

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Marathoner Alberto Salazar Looks Back On Brush With Death

After a brief but brilliant marathon career, running legend Alberto Salazar suffered a heart attack that left him technically dead for 14 minutes. He talks about the experience in his new book “14 Minutes.”

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Boston Marathon Update

Kenyans swept the men’s and women’s running titles, and in the wheelchair division an American woman and a Canadian man pulled in victories.

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