First Edition: December 23, 2011
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a variety of stories about a tax plan agreement reached on Capitol Hill that will keep Medicare's doctor reimbursements from falling for two months.
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Feds Bolster High Risk Insurance Funds In Two States
The New York Times: House G.O.P. Leaders Agree To Extension Of Payroll Tax Cut
The Washington Post: House GOP Agrees To 2-Month Extension Of Payroll Tax Cut
The Wall Street Journal: Agreement Reached To Extend Tax Break
Los Angeles Times: House GOP Leaders Yield On Payroll Tax
USA Today: House Republicans Agree To Two-Month Payroll Tax Patch
Politico: The Humbling Of The House GOP
The Washington Post: Medicare Spending Growth Rising Slower But Enrollment Will Rise
The New York Times: In Treating Disabled, Potent Drugs And Few Rules
The New York Times: Fatigue Syndrome Study Is Retracted By Journal
The Washington Post: Study Linking Virus To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Retracted Amid Controversy
The New York Times: Republican Presidential Candidates Embrace Granting Legal Rights To Human Embryos
The New York Times: Nurses Plan Walkout At St. Luke’s-Roosevelt
Los Angeles Times: Nurses Stage 1-Day Strike At 2 Long Beach Hospitals
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