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Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

The Alabama legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had occupied a legal gray area. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as he is expected to do, homebrewing will be legal in all 50 states.
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Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May See Sentence Reduced

Skilling was sentenced in 2006 for his role in the collapse of the energy trading giant and handed a 24-year prison sentence. Under the deal announced Thursday, he may see as much as a decade cut from that sentence.
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Push To End Teens' Distracted Driving Targets Parents, Peers

Preliminary data show an increase in highway deaths among 16- and 17-year-olds last year. In response, the government is preaching a message of "don't text and drive" and has urged students to produce their own public service ads. Officials say parental involvement may be even more important.
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Census: Black Voting Rate Topped Rate For Whites In 2012

New details from a Census survey shows just how much more diverse the American electorate is becoming, with political implications still to come.
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Reward For Christopher Dorner Will Be Split Four Ways

Four people will share the reward money associated with the capture of former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner. He was the cop who went on a killing spree after being dismissed from the force.
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Kidnapped Ohio Women Return Home To Families

Charges are expected Wednesday in Cleveland, where three women who'd been missing for years have been rescued.

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