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Drummer Waits For Gas, Uses Time Along Highway To Practice

Out of gas, a drummer in Baltimore, Md., pulled off onto the side of the interstate to wait for help. While waiting, he pulled out his drum kit and practiced. The highway department came with some gas.
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Anthony Weiner Jumps Into Race To Be NYC Mayor

The former congressman's career appeared to be over when he resigned in 2011 because of an extramarital sexting scandal and his lies about it. Now, he tells voters, "I've made some big mistakes. ... I hope I get a second chance to work for you." The Democratic primary is set for Sept. 10.
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House, Senate Consider Cuts In Food Stamp Program

Both the House and Senate are considering farm bills that would cut spending on food stamps, one of the most expensive government programs. But people disagree on how much the changes would affect recipients.
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Rescuers Check Piles Of Debris For Survivors In Moore, Okla.

Search and rescue teams continue digging through the rubble of demolished buildings in Moore, Okla., after Monday's devastating tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs. Officials there say there are still some people unaccounted for — exactly how many isn't clear.
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Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Court Rules Vacation Rental Site Illegal In New York

In New York, a judge has dealt a setback to Airbnb, the popular website for short term apartment rentals. The judge ruled an Airbnb user violated a New York City law when he rented a room to a visitor from out of town. The judge's decision casts doubt on New Yorkers' ability to make use of the site legally.
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Battle Lines Harden In Debate Over Blame For IRS Controversy

The Treasury Department's inspector general, who faulted the IRS for flagging conservative groups for extra scrutiny, is now investigating how the agency is monitoring the political activities of tax-exempt groups. These so-called social welfare organizations are not supposed to be primarily about politics, although many seem to be.
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Plenty Of Overtime NHL Playoff Games Attributed To Parity

The Boston Bruins are ahead three games in their series with the New York Rangers. The reigning champion Los Angeles Kings, meanwhile, lost to San Jose and their series is tied at 2-2.

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