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House reduces reporting of lawmakers' free trips

(AP) — The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances.

Food makers bet Americans want drinkable food 


(AP) — Muscle Milk apparently isn't just for athletes. It's also for busy people who want to drink their meals.

S&P 500 posts its sixth straight quarterly gain

(AP) — U.S. stocks are closing out another strong quarter, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its sixth straight quarterly gain.

Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

(AP) — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

White House: Court ruling risks women's health

(AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.

Obama seeks power to return immigrant children 


(AP) — Setting up a confrontation with immigration activists, President Barack Obama is asking Congress for increased powers to send unaccompanied children from Central American back home from the U.S. border they tried to cross illegally.

Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees 


(AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation 


(AP) — Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors' money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars' ignition switches caused the crash.

Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

(AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Bumpy road ahead for legal pot in Washington

(AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition.