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Residents Wary Of Costco Gas Station In Wheaton

Residents in Montgomery County are pushing for legislation that will require a proposed Costco gas station to be built at least one thousand feet from homes and recreation areas.

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Small Post Offices Spared By Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service announced a strategy Wednesday that will keep the doors open and the counters staffed at the country's smallest post offices. Melissa Block talks with Debra Stadin. She collected signatures to keep the post office in Kerrick, Minn., from closing. She works at the bank next door to the post office, where her daughter Terri is "Post Officer-in-Charge."
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Horse Racing: America's Most Dangerous Game?

Two reporters for The New York Times detail their monthslong investigation of America's racetracks. Since 2009, more than 6,600 horses have broken down or showed signs of injury at U.S. racetracks, a rate much higher than in other countries.
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The Ideas America Sells To The World

U.S. exports aren't limited to stuff. We also sell billions of dollars worth of ideas to people around the world.
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Brad Pitt Is The New Face Of Chanel No. 5 Ads

Among others ,the perfume has been represented in ads by Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman. Brad Pitt is the first man to represent the scent.
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Vidal Sassoon Revolutionized Women's Hair Styles

Hairstyling icon Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84. He first earned acclaim for creating hair cuts that needed little styling.
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Education Is Priceless But The Pricetag Is Hefty

A study indicates just half of college graduates, from 2009 to 2011, are finding work within a year. In the meantime, most grads have student loans to replay. Tim Maurer, a financial adviser in Hunt Valley, Md., talks to David Greene about the high cost of getting a college degree.

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