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Reality Often Rivals Fiction In Political Corruption Scandals

The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
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'Buckwild' Star Died Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Shain Gandee, his uncle and a third man were found dead Monday inside a 1984 Ford Bronco in a wooded area near Sissonville, W.Va. They'd been reported missing over the weekend.
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Seeking Forgiveness And A House Seat, Sanford Again Faces GOP Voters

For Republicans along South Carolina's coastal low country, Tuesday is a chance to decide whether they want former governor and famously non-Appalachian Trail hiker Mark Sanford to represent them in Congress.
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What Changes As Women Rise Through Law Enforcement's Ranks

President Barack Obama named Julia Pierson as the head of the Secret Service, the first female director in the agency's history. At least one woman is said to be on the shortlist for FBI director. Women are also climbing the ranks on local police forces as well.
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An Overlooked School Shooting And The Korean-American Community

On Apr. 2, 2012, six people were killed and three wounded at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. The shooter was a Korean-American former student, One L. Goh. Writer Jay Kang, who visited Goh in prison, explains how this tragedy has been discussed in the Korean-American community.
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From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are popular pets in the U.S., but in parts of South America, they're a delicacy. Some environmental and humanitarian groups are making a real push to encourage guinea pig farming as an eco-friendly alternative to beef. And the animals are also showing up in more U.S. restaurants.

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U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms Trade

The goal of the Arms Trade Treaty, which the U.N. has sought for more than a decade, is to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime.

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