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Medicare D(eadline)

May 15, 2006
Today is the deadline for seniors to sign up for the Medicare D drug plan without penalty. There's a debate over how many eligible seniors have signed up, but insurers say it's not enough. Scott Tong explains.
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Immigration, round two

May 15, 2006
The immigration debate is expected to take front and center today as President Bush makes a televised pitch for his guest worker program and the Senate prepares to vote on its immigration reform bill. John Dimsdale reports.
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Good fences make good neighbors . . . eh?

May 12, 2006
The issue of immigration is still rolling around in the American dialogue. Humorist and commentator Tim Bedore has a solution: build a fence. But not just on our border with Mexico. He's taking on Canada as well.
Posted In: Canada, Washington
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Phone companies in the hot seat

May 12, 2006
AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth are going to have to answer to the American people. The companies have been handing over phone records to the government, and the lawsuit parade is already underway. Bob Moon reports.
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Canadian pharmacies make a comeback

May 12, 2006
With the new Medicare drug benefit enrollment deadline fast approaching, Canadian pharmacies are trying to convince American seniors it's still cheaper to buy north of the border. Steve McNalley reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health, Washington
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Kicking MySpace out of school

May 12, 2006
The hugely popular social networking Web site MySpace has caught the attention of advertisers. But a lot of young people use it and that could get the attention of Congress. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington
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Senate extends tax cuts through 2010

May 11, 2006
While lawmakers trumpet the positive impact the tax cuts have had on the economy, many special interests and big companies are getting big breaks from the fine print of the deal too. Scott Tong reports.
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Who should get the vaccines?

May 11, 2006
If a bird flu pandemic hits, the vaccine is almost certain to be in short supply — and there's debate about who should get it. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Washington
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Bush defends NSA snooping

May 11, 2006
Washington was rocked this morning by a USA Today story revealing that three major phone companies sold the phone records of millions of Americans to the government. John Dimsdale reports.
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Corporate laptop theft, part 2

May 11, 2006
In reporting his piece on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/02/PM200605024.html">corporate laptop theft</a> last week, Sean Cole happened upon the story of a data security breach that sent one CEO marching off to Washington to crusade for stricter information security laws.
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