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House Approves Higher Indecency Fines

The House of Representatives votes to increase the maximum fine for "indecent" content broadcast on radio or television. If approved by the Senate and the president, the maximum fine would jump from $27,500 to $500,000 for a broadcast outlet. Fines for on-air employees would also be raised to $500,000. NPR'S Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.