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Repairing Flooded Infrastructure Is A Big Task In Colorado

Search and rescue efforts have slowed to a trickle in Colorado's flood-ravaged Front Range. The number of unaccounted for has fallen to around a hundred, while the number of presumed dead has grown to 10. After more than a week of flooding, the state faces massive challenges.
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Why Companies And CEOs Rarely Admit To Wrongdoing

JPMorgan Chase revealed last year that some traders in London concealed losing $6 billion. The company has agreed to pay $900 million in fines, but federal regulators also forced the bank to admit to wrongdoing. One analyst says admitting mistakes tarnishes your reputation.
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Female Fans Love New Grand Theft Auto Despite Demeaning Content

Grand Theft Auto V took in more than $800 million in sales on its first day in stores. The edgy and violent adventure game series isn't just a hit with young men: A significant number of women play, though some of them are disappointed the new release doesn't feature prominent female characters.
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Calif. Seeks Answers On Questionable Prison Sterilizations

A media investigation revealed this summer that scores of female inmates received prohibited sterilization procedures in California prisons between 1997 and 2010. State lawmakers are now demanding an audit into the legally questionable tubal ligations, to find out if coercion was involved.
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Forging A Different Parenting Path

Dan Miller's father struggled to support a large family and buckled under the conditions of poverty. That experience led Miller to choose to be a better father than the one who raised him.
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House Nears Vote To Fund Government, Defund Obamacare

The Republican-controlled House is set to vote Friday on a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open for business through the middle of December. And the White House has already said if it makes it to the president's desk, he'll veto it. That's because the bill also would defund the Affordable Care Act.
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12, Including 3-Year-Old, shot In Chicago Park

Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured late Thursday when someone opened fire on people in a park located in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
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EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

Under the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency, new plants that run on coal would only be permitted to emit about half as much carbon dioxide as the average coal plant puts into the air today. Emissions from the electricity industry are already declining as utilities turn to natural gas and wind farms.
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House Votes To Slash $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program

The bill would cut funding for the program over the next 10 years and affect an estimated 4 million Americans. The measure, passed narrowly along party lines, is not expected to pass the Senate.
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Republicans Push Back On Obama's D.C. Court Nominees

President Obama has been able to fill one opening on a key appeals court, but three more remain. And GOP senators are signaling that they'll block those remaining nominations, saying the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't really need that many judges.

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