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Justice Dept. Settles S&P Lawsuit

Standard and Poor's is expected to settle a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department over the quality of the firm's ratings during the years before the financial crisis.
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Pain And Suffering At Life's End Are Getting Worse, Not Better

Despite considerable effort to improve care for people who are dying, more people are reporting pain and depression, a study finds. Medical treatments that lengthen the process may be one reason.
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Reviving The Lost Art Of Logrolling

Contemporary logrollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.
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These Boots Weren't Made For Walking: Wyo. Sheriff Bans Cowboy Boots And Hats

The new dress code is designed to ensure law enforcement looks professional and they don't fall on their backsides. But giving the cowboy outfit the boot goes against the state's cultural identity.
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From The Classroom To The Campaign Trail

The not-so-secret activity quest of several Chicago teachers: running for office.
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S&P Pays Nearly $1.38B To Settle Mortgage Crisis Claims

S&P parent company McGraw Hill Financial will make two payments of $687.5 million: one to the U.S. Justice Department and another to 19 states and the District of Columbia.
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Maine Barbershop Quartet Entertains Delayed Passengers

During a delay, a flight attendant on a US Airways flight asked the group called the Port City Sound to keep passengers from going stir crazy.
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Brian Williams: NBC News Anchor And Rapper

Williams' budding music career has included mashups like "Baby Got Back" and "Gin and Juice." The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon mashes up Williams' broadcasts.
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Wyo. Sheriff Bars Deputies From Wearing Cowboy Boots, Hats

The new sheriff in a Wyoming county says no more cowboy hats and no more cowboy boots for his deputies. That's not just a fashion statement. He says new uniforms will help them do their jobs better.
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Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.

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