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Democratic Senators Asking Biden To Leave Medicare Unchanged

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The senators sent the request to Biden in a letter obtained by the Associated Press. Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Bill Nelson of Florida signed it along with Cardin.

They note Biden has made progress in negotiations on spending and deficit reduction and say that as talks move forward the vice president must insist that significant changes to Medicare remain off the table.

All five senators are from states with significant numbers of elderly voters and all are up for reelection in 2012.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social-site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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