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Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage

Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.
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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.
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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no.
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2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.
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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.
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U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen

The strikes come just days after Yemen's the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.
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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it too, say pediatricians. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.
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'Quad Copter' Flew Into, Crashed On White House Grounds, Secret Service Says

The agency says the person who had been operating the device reported that it crashed after they lost control. The White House says the device posed no threat.
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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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