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How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.
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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to about $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.
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Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.
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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
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Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.
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Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves

Palm Springs was the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood. Then its glamour faded. Now its midcentury architecture, its retro style and the allure of its past are fueling a rebirth.
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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention.
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For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.
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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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