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Schools Chief Among 4 Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

The charges stem from the aftermath and alleged attempted coverup of a teenage girl's 2012 rape by members of the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio.
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As Storms Spread, Thanksgiving Travel Is Looking Tricky

If you're among the millions of Americans heading "over the river, and through the wood" to a loved one's home for the holiday, there could be rain, snow and sleet in your path.
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Texas Couple Has 'Breaking Bad' Engagement

The TV show tells the tale of a man who cooks meth to support his family. The happy couple posed in yellow lab suits in front of an old camper like one featured in the show. They held the ring on blue rocks resembling meth.
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Nuclear Deal With Iran Brings Out Supporters, Detractors

Shortly after Iran and Western powers signed a historic agreement on temporarily curbing Iran's Nuclear Program, politicians wasted no time in squaring off over whether it's a good or bad deal.
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Health Exchanges Brace For A December Deluge

After a rocky start, the HealthCare.gov website is supposed to be able to handle 50,000 simultaneous users by the end of the month. That figure would represent about double the site's current capacity. An expected surge in demand will present a new test.
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In Pregnancy, What's Worse? Cigarettes Or The Nicotine Patch?

Everybody knows that you're not supposed to smoke while you're pregnant because it's bad for the baby. But nicotine patches often used to help women quit may pose a risk too, researchers say. Other forms of nicotine replacement may do less harm.
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The True Lives Of Fake Hitmen, Remaking Las Vegas, Johnnie Walker

This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath goes inside the double lives of "fake" ATF hitmen, explores the new — and reformed — Sin City, and traces the money paid by banks for their roles in the financial crisis.
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Reviving Las Vegas With Less Sin, More City

Indeed, the gaming industry is not recession-proof. The financial collapse hit Las Vegas hard, and casino revenues dropped for 22 straight months. The city is now taking steps to claw its way back. In doing so, it may emerge as more than a one-economy town.
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A Special Agent's Secret Job: Hit Man

Charles Hunt — that's not his real name — works for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. To prevent contract killings, he and colleagues pose as killers themselves. Journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas, who wrote a profile of the agent for GQ, says in real life he's a "lovely man" playing a "bit of a superman role."
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Many Americans Will Be Giving Thanks For Lower Prices

Travelers will find gasoline prices are down considerably from last Thanksgiving. But consumer confidence is slumping too. So AAA, the auto club, says it expects to see a dip in holiday travel, compared with 2012.

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