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In Bankruptcy, Stockton Must Decide Pension Issue

A federal judge says Stockton, Calif., may continue with its bankruptcy filing. The judge ruled Monday that the city does not have to take money from its pension obligations to pay its debts.
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When You're Mixed Race, Just One Box Is Not Enough

While being forced to tick a single box for "race" has never been a problem for George Washington III, who is black, his mixed-race children see it differently. And for Dave Kung, being allowed to check two races on the U.S. Census form for the first time prompted an unexpected outpouring of emotion.
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States Propose Crackdowns On Copper Theft

Nearly half the states are considering legislation aimed at getting tough on copper thieves. Copper prices remain near historic highs, making everything from telephone wire to plumbing a target, and lawmakers want to make it harder for thieves to sell the stolen metal.
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New Medical School Wants To Build Ranks Of Primary Care Doctors

Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., is spending $100 million to open a medical school in the fall. Its goal is to have more than 50 percent of its graduates go into primary care.
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Clerical Error Led To Early Release Of Suspect In Colorado Slaying

Officials said Monday that a clerical error allowed the man suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief to be released from custody about four years too early, the Associated Press is reporting.
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Divided Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Upstart TV Service

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled 2-to-1 that Barry Diller-backed Aereo doesn't violate U.S. copyright law. The company has come under a barrage of lawsuits from network channels because it allows users to watch TV over the Internet.

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