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Online Poker Companies Make Deal With Prosecutors

Poker Stars will pay nearly $550 million to settle charges of money laundering and fraud. It's acquiring the Full Tilt Poker website, so part of the settlement will be used to reimburse former customers of that site. Neither company — now shut down in the U.S. — admitted any wrongdoing. If U.S. laws change to allow online poker, they'll be back in business.
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Conservatives Rally Around Chick-Fil-A

Conservative Christians are rallying on behalf of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A after comments by the restaurant's president in support of "traditional" marriage sparked a public outcry. The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned the chain not to come to their cities. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and other conservatives have organized a pro Chick-fil-A day. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.
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Fed Considering Steps To Boost Economy

The Federal Reserve is meeting this week and could decide Wednesday whether to take further action to boost the economy. Or, it may wait until its next meeting in September. With the unemployment rate stalled out above 8 percent and no longer falling, and other signs of ongoing weakness, more analysts think the Fed will move to take additional action. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.
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Snoop Dogg Gets A New Name

Now The rapper born Calvin Broadus is now Snoop Lion. He told reporters this week, he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica, where he recorded a new reggae-inspired album that'll be released soon.
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What Ever Happened To Jordache Jeans?

Renee Montagne talks with reporter Matt Boyle about his story in the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine about Jordache, the brand whose skintight jeans were an '80s staple.
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Fed Up (As Usual) With NBC? Check Out The View From London On The BBC

There is one gold medal America wins without fail, every four years. It's for the sport of complaining about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympic Games. Will Americans ever be happy with an Olympics that's not on American soil?

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