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FBI's Abscam Videos Are As Unbelievable As 'American Hustle'

The Oscar contender is loosely based on the Abscam sting, which nailed a senator and six House members on corruption charges. The FBI videotaped some Hollywood-worthy scenes.
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FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums

The law, passed in 2012, was meant to shift the financial risk of insuring flood-zone properties to homeowners. But some residents' premiums have skyrocketed.
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First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What's out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.
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The Web At 25: Hugely Popular And Viewed As A Positive Force

A quarter-century already? It seems just like yesterday. A new Pew survey looks back on how much the World Wide Web's popularity — and role in our lives — has grown since its birth in 1989.
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Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill

The legislation would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gays and others if the customers offended their religious beliefs.
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Debbie Dingell Poised To Keep U.S. House Seat In The Family

Despite Rep. John Dingell's assertion that he and his wife "are coming home" when he retires at the end of the year, Debbie Dingell is expected to announce Friday her intention to run for his seat.
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The Search For Drinking Water In California Has Led To The Ocean

As the state slogs through a major drought, officials look for new water sources — like desalination plants that make water from the Pacific drinkable. Opponents worry about environmental damage.
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Scientists Question Safety Of Genetically Altering Human Eggs

Researchers say they can replace DNA in human eggs with genetic material from another woman to prevent devastating disorders in children. But big questions remain on safety and ethics.
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You Got What In The Mail? Home Test Boosts Colon Cancer Screening

Not enough people get screened for colon cancer, and minority or low-income people are even less likely. But simply sending people a test and following up by phone or mail got results.
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Teachers Unions Mobilize To Delay The Common Core

The president of the largest U.S. teachers union is calling on school districts to delay adopting the Common Core education standards. The union's the latest group to voice concerns over Common Core.

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