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Major Storm Blankets Plains States

A massive storm closed more than 200 miles of highway and grounded hundreds of flights. Kansas City suffered one of the worst storms in its history.
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Sunday's Daytona 500 Kicks Off NASCAR Season

For the first time, the race will start with a woman at the front of the pack. Danica Patrick's claim of the pole position is a shot in the arm for NASCAR after a few down years. Linda Wertheimer talks to Jeff Gluck, motorsports reporter for USA Today, about Patrick's milestone, and how the rest of the field is shaping up.
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At A Trade Show, Power Tools Fit For The Amish

The Amish don't drive and don't connect to the electrical grid. Yet a growing number of Amish people are leaving farming for manufacturing. That means they need tools — and power.
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In Miami, A New Condo Boom Revives Hopes Of Housing Recovery

At the height of the housing boom, condominium towers popped up on the Miami skyline faster than you'd believe. Once the market crashed, those towers sat vacant. Now, led by foreign buyers, condos are selling again as developers try new, more stringent financing rules.
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The Political Perils Of Citing America's Peculiar Institution

Using American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand.
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Morning-After Pills Don't Cause Abortion, Studies Say

Emergency contraceptives like Plan B and ella are effective at preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex. Claims that the pills are tantamount to abortion, however, aren't supported by science, say researchers. The only way the drugs work is by stopping a woman's body from ovulating.
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The 'Line' For Legal Immigration Is Already About 4 Million People Long

In the debate over immigration, many politicians seem to agree that people now in the U.S. illegally should wait at "the back of the line" for legal residency. But the backlog in processing applications means even those already in line face decades of waiting.
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Former Peanut Firm Executives Indicted Over 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

Federal officials say executives from the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America knowingly distributed peanut products that were contaminated with salmonella. The charges stem from a 2009 salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 700 people.

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