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Paula Deen: Child Of Dixie, Meet The Internet Age

Revelations that celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted to using a racial epithet have inspired some pretty funny punning online. But they've also raised questions whether the controversy will see Deen's buttery empire crumble.
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Dow Loses 350 Points After Fed Hints It Will Stop Buying Bonds

The sharp drop follows remarks by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke that the central bank's monthly bond-buying spree could soon end. Fears over a freeze in interbank lending in China have also contributed to investor concerns.
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Frager's Owners Regroup After Devastating Fire

Donations continue to pour in for Frager's Hardware, an iconic Capitol Hill business that was devastated in a June 5 fire.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

We'll kick off the start of summer with our annual "Feeling the Heat" show.

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He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch

The cereal star was first unmasked by a food blogger, who noticed his stripes did not match his rank. Now the Navy has weighed in, saying it has no record of his service.
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Free Music? Yes Please!

Rapper Jay-Z has sold a million copies of his upcoming album already - to Samsung. The mobile giant plans to give the album to select smartphone customers for free. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with music critic Jessica Hopper about the unique ways music is being distributed today.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

The level, however, remains consistent with moderate job growth.
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U.S. Navy To Auction 2 Vintage Landing Craft

The Vietnam War era vessels are each 74 feet long, can hold up to 200 people and can carry a tank, if you have happen to own one. These boats were familiar sights during the Vietnam war, when they patrolled rivers and deltas and carried supplies.
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Economic Growth In Europe Is Slow But Not As Slow As Before

Output in the eurozone's service and manufacturing sectors is still falling. But this quarter, that output fell at its slowest rate in more than a year, according to a recent survey. Analysts say that could mean a return to growth could be on the horizon.
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Fed Warns Stimulus Package Will Be Ratcheted Down

Investors have been nervous about the Federal Reserve's intentions after hints that it might reduce its massive bond buying program. Amid volatile markets, traders and investors complained they wanted more clarity. Chairman Ben Bernanke obliged on Wednesday after a regular two-day meeting of Fed policymakers.

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