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South Dakota Officials Miss Historic Meeting With Tribes

Federal officials met with South Dakota's nine Sioux tribes on Wednesday for a historic summit in Rapid City. A year in the making, it was an effort to address long standing concerns over the high number of Native American children the state places in white foster homes. State officials, however, didn't show up for the meeting.
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Researchers Don't 'Wine' About The Cold, Their Grapes Thrive

A dozen universities are collaborating on a sort of extreme winemaking project: How cold a climate can a grape survive and still make good wine? The Northern Grapes Project is inventing wines the world has never seen before, winning wine awards and creating a new crop for struggling rural economies.
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Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

The news that scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the creation of Dolly the sheep. It's a fight that has, over the past decade and a half, produced a lot of heat and light and not a lot of policy.
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The Obamas Release 2012 Financial Disclosure

The 2012 accounting of the president and first lady's finances shows they had between $1.8 million and $7 million in assets.
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Take Your Seat, The 'No Photography' Sign Is Lit

A viral video from an American Airlines flight highlights a little-known airline policy: no unauthorized photography.
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Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

The president says the resignation of Steve Miller is part of a larger effort to make sure the IRS never again engages in partisan targeting of certain groups.

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