News bites: Obama campaign alumni urge Keystone rejection

The Labor Department is clarifying Affordable Care Act regulations for employers that offer incentive-based wellness programs to their employees, Forbes reports. 

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New rules from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) target gun silencers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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