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Megan Thompson

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Video: Head start on savings

Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college — and teach them about banking and money along the way.

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Video: Echoes of a shooting

Exactly 20 years before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a student went on a sudden shooting rampage that killed two people. Today, both the survivors and family members of those killed in the Simon’s Rock shooting are still trying to come to terms with what happened.

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Video: Germany’s green revolution

What would it take to transform the whole country’s electric grid–to shut down all of its old power plants, and move to a system that generates electricity exclusively from renewable resources?

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Video: Need to Know: January 11, 2013: A tale of four tax returns

Four New Jersey residents with dramatically different incomes to demonstrate how current tax regulations disproportionately benefit some Americans more than others.

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Video: Ballot boxing

Need to Know’s Rick Carr reports on controversial changes to election rules in the battleground state of Florida — will they root out voter fraud or keep legitimate voters from the polls.

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Video: Braking the banks

Need to Know travels to D.C. to examine Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for increased Wall Street regulation.

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Health care law: How it might work

Now that we can all stop guessing how the U.S. Supreme court will rule on the Affordable Care Act, we can now all start speculating about how it will actually work, right? Our report about Massachusetts’ health care mandate, which aired earlier this month, provides some valuable insights about the future of health care in this country.

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Romney pushed for individual mandate in Mass., emails show

Newly leaked emails show that Mitt Romney supported state individual mandates when he was governor of Massachusetts.

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Video: The Massachusetts mandate

Need to Know medical correspondent Emily Senay, M.D. traveled to Massachusetts to see how health reform is working there. She talked to doctors, insurers, politicians, small business owners, and the people most affected by the state legislation – patients in search of affordable care.