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DEA Arrests Scarsdale Mom In Massive Pot-Growing Scheme

A mother who drives a Mercedes SUV and lives in Scarsdale, N.Y., is facing serious drug charges, after federal investigators accused her of being the mastermind behind an operation growing nearly 3,000 marijuana plants in a Queens warehouse.
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Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Yes, the Web is littered with the corpses of failed online grocers. But AmazonFresh doesn't have to be a cash cow for the retail giant, because Amazon can also drop off books with your bananas. And for consumers, it could mean convenience, no minimum fees, pre-dawn drop-off and maybe even delivery of local, artisanal goods.
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Court Says Some Morning-After Pills Must Be Available OTC Now

In a surprise move, a federal appeals court ruled that some "morning after" contraceptives must be made available without prescriptions now, even though the federal government is in the midst of appealing a lower court ruling that would make the pills widely available.
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Largest Municipal Bankruptcy In U.S. Nears End

Lawyers for Jefferson County, Alabama, and its creditors have reached a deal to end what is the largest municipal government bankruptcy in U.S. history. Both sides were in court earlier Wednesday to hash out the details.
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American Soldier Pleads Guilty In Afghan Massacre

Army Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime massacre. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Martin Kaste, who listened to Sgt. Bales recount the killings at a military court hearing in Washington state. Bales has struck a deal with prosecutors that will spare him the death penalty.
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The Reaction To Michelle Obama's Reaction To A Heckler

First lady Michelle Obama's confrontation with a heckler at a Democratic Party fundraiser Tuesday night has sparked a dramatic range of reaction.
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Obama Picks Rice As Next National Security Adviser

President Obama has selected Susan Rice to take over as White House national security adviser as Tom Donilon steps down after four years. The president is nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's position as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

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