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Fed Up Drivers Fight Back Against Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras that snap pictures of cars running red lights or speeding are used in 661 cities around the U.S. NPR's Corey Dade explains that while local governments argue they make driving safer, some motorists believe the cameras are nothing more than revenue generators.
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Virginia Lawmakers Divided On Obama's 2013 Budget

Responses to President Obama's 2013 budget proposal in Virginia were predictably divided along party lines, but closer analysis shows that it presents a mixed bag for the commonwealth.

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Sales Of Existing Homes At Highest Level In Nearly Two Years

The news is being seen as another sign that the housing sector is getting healthier.
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Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama

Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.
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D.C. Youth Job Training Contract Plagued With Problems

Questions surround the D.C. youth job training program after the nonprofit hired to provide the training had its contract revoked by the Contract Appeals Board earlier this month.

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Bailout Will Help Greece Meet Bond Obligations

With every announcement that Europe has finally dealt with its debt crisis there is a sigh of relief — and then reality sets in. There is a lot of skepticism this time because the Greek economy needs to start growing in order for it to make debt payments. And so far all the signs point toward a continuing contraction.
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New Consumer Agency Eyes Bank Overdraft Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it's looking to overhaul rules on overdraft fees. New limits on those fees could cause banks to raise other fees, but such moves have met resistance from consumers.

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