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Cardinals Even World Series With Game 2 Win Over Red Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals evened the World Series at one game each Thursday night, using a three-run 7th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-2.
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A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It

We used the testimonies of the biggest contractors involved with the HealthCare.gov application system to create this guide to how the site's various parts work together, and how the complex system for registering you for health insurance is supposed to work.
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FDA Seeks To Tighten Controls On Hydrocodone Painkillers

The painkiller OxyContin is already classified as a Schedule II drug because of the "severe" risk of addiction. Now the Food and Drug Administration wants to move Vicodin and other painkillers containing hydrocodone to Schedule II as well, citing soaring rates of addiction and overdose deaths.
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Feds Recast Child Prostitutes As Victims, Not Criminals

For years, many police departments have dealt with child prostitutes by putting them in juvenile detention centers. But federal agencies say that minors are often sex trafficking victims in need of help — and who can, in turn, help put their pimps in jail.
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Teen Drinking Party Leaves Md. Attorney General With Headache

Maryland's attorney general is in hot water after an Instagram photo surfaced that features him at what appears to be a wild underage drinking party.
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Abuse Allegations Leave Twin Cities Archdiocese In Turmoil

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis had claimed to be a national leader in handling clergy sex abuse cases. But after a whistle-blower revealed evidence of a cover-up, alleged victims are preparing lawsuits, and some parishioners are calling for the archbishop to resign.
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Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Pits City Against Its Creditors

In Detroit, a trial continues to determine whether the cash-strapped city is eligible for the largest Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in U.S. history. But hundreds of creditors Detroit owes money to argue the city did not explore all the options if had to avoid bankruptcy and simply focused on Chapter 9 as its only salvation.
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All's Fair In Friendship And Spying But U.S. Upped The Ante

In light of new NSA spying revelations — this time, on European leaders — Audie Cornish talks to Charles Kupchan, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about why allies spy on each other.
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U.S. Spying Takes Center Stage At EU Summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is furious about the U.S. eavesdropping on her calls. She is the latest to protest loudly to the U.S. as the EU gathers for a regular summit. The meeting should have focused on immigration and the economy, but will be sidetracked by the continued NSA spying anger.
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Dangerous Fungus Makes A Surprise Appearance In Montana

Infectious disease specialists were surprised when a retired rancher in Montana tested positive for histoplasmosis, a fungal infection common in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The fungus can be spread in bird droppings, but how it got to Montana remains a mystery.

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