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U.S. Embassies To Close Sunday, And Possibly Beyond, For Safety

Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."
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Ex-Goldman Trader Found Liable For Fraud

A federal jury in Manhattan has found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven fraud charges against him. The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security he marketed in the days before the subprime mortgage market collapsed.
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4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

The share of adults who are working or looking for a job is lower than it's been in decades. Here's why.
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Massachusetts Revives The Lost Art Of Making Sea Salt

Farmers are mining the sea for salt on the same shore where the salt industry boomed 170 years ago. Fans of local food are buying up the favorite condiment collected close to home.
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A Mother And Son Live, And Cope, With Mental Illness

When she learned about last year's Newtown school shootings, Liza Long immediately thought of her own son. He has been diagnosed with multiple disorders and struggles with violent outbursts. The pair hope their story will help others better understand the needs of mentally ill young people.
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Glacier Helps U.S. Ski Team Drift Ahead Of Competition

The U.S. cross-country ski team is in the best position to win an Olympic medal in more than a quarter century. Its secret weapon? A pristine glacier — only accessible by helicopter — in the mountains high above Anchorage. It allows the skiers to train on snow throughout the summer.
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Acetaminophen Can Cause Rare, Serious Skin Disorders, FDA Warns

Medications can cause rare and dangerous allergic reactions. The FDA says that the popular painkiller acetaminophen can cause those reactions, too. The agency wants people to see a doctor quickly if they get a rash while using the drug.
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Whistleblower: Protection Act Doesn't Cover Enough People

A number of high-profile whistleblowers from the national security sector have come out in support of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who revealed details of massive government surveillance programs to the press. Jesselyn Radack, former whistleblower and now attorney for the Government Accountability Project, is among them. She talks with Audie Cornish about what life is like after blowing the whistle.
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Quarterback Controveries Plague Numerous NFL Teams

The New York Jets are one of many teams with a quarterback controversy headed into the new season. But in New York, it seems that controversy attaches itself to everything the Jets do. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath reflects on the difficulties of leading the Jets.
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Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

After reaching a plea deal to spend the rest of his life in prison, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was formally sentenced to that for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for a decade. Both Castro and one of his victims, Michelle Knight, spoke at length in court for the first time.

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