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Law Enforcement Celebrates Supreme Court's DNA Ruling

A divided Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that it's constitutional for police to take DNA swabs from suspects who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The court compared such DNA sampling to fingerprinting when a suspect is booked.
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Apple: Price-Fxing Charges 'Not True'

Lawyers for Apple will be back in court again Tuesday defending the company against government charges that it conspired with publishers to fix e-book prices. All the major publishing houses settled months ago with the Justice Department. In opening statements, Apple's lawyer said the company won't settle because it did nothing wrong.
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VIDEO: Kid's Salute Turns Cymbal Crash Into Symbolic Victory

When 13-year-old Andrew Pawelczyk's cymbal went flying during a junior high band's playing of the national anthem, he thought for a moment about what to do. Then he turned to the flag. Now the video of his salute is going viral.
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Why Chase Tornadoes? To Save Lives, Not To 'Die Ourselves'

A scientist who studies tornadoes says there's still much to be learned about how they form and how to better forecast them. Still, the storm chasing and research communities will be reevaluating their procedures in the wake of three colleagues' deaths.
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New Survey Takes A Snapshot Of The View From Black America

Despite being buffeted by high unemployment and the recession in recent years, African-Americans expressed high levels of life satisfaction and optimism for the future.
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Mississippi Man Indicted In Ricin Letters Case

Maximum punishments for the counts leveled against James Everett Dutschke range from five years to life in prison. He was arrested in April on suspicions that he sent letters containing the poison ricin to President Obama and other officials.
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White House-Issa Fight: Nasty But Normal In Washington

It's what happens when one party holds the White House and the other at least one congressional chamber. Subpoenas are launched like rockets at an enemy camp.
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Miss. Turns To 'Cord Blood' To Track Down Statutory Rapists

Starting in July, doctors and midwives in Mississippi will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials will analyze the samples and try to identify the fathers through matches in the state's DNA database.

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