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Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. speaks about contraceptive coverage during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing to end a political uproar, President Barack Obama on Friday will announce that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees after all, The Associated Press has learned. The administration instead will demand that insurance companies will be the ones directly responsible for providing free contraception.

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