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Halliburton Pleads Guilty To Destroying Oil Spill Evidence

Halliburton has admitted to destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon case. The company pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and will pay a $200,000 fine.
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Replacing Ben Bernanke Is A Delicate Task

Senate Democrats are asking President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chairman. A letter signed by more than 50 senators is being viewed as an attempt to derail the candidacy of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
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Can Software That Predicts Crime Pass Constitutional Muster?

Several cities have been experimenting with a computer program that predicts where crimes are likely to occur. But the software has raised unanswered questions about whether it's appropriate for police to stop people based on computer modeling.
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After Five Years, Why So Few Charges In Financial Crisis?

Federal prosecutors have been successfully obtaining convictions in a range of insider trading cases. Not so when it comes to activities by banks and other firms linked to the housing collapse and financial crisis of 2008. Experts say the reasons include the complexity of the cases and priorities of prosecutors.
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Hedge Fund SAC Capital Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

The government says it has "voluminous" evidence to prove the firm knowingly participated in insider trading over a 10-year period.
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NYC Tabloids Go Gaga Over Naughty Pols

Two New York pols felled by sex scandals, Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, are back. And no one is more excited than the city's scrappy, pun-loving tabloids, which are pummeling them nearly every day.
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Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning

Swimmer Graham Johnston, who's in his 80s now, is competing in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland. He's been swimming all his life, including competing at the 1952 Olympics for his home country of South Africa. Even at his age, he still trains five to six times a week.
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McConnell's Kentucky Challenger Gets Her Act Together

Maybe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat who hopes to unseat Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, is ready for prime time after all.
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In Closing Arguments, Defense Argues Manning Is A Whistleblower

Pfc. Bradley Manning, argued the defense, released classified information in an attempt to spark debate about things he found troubling about war and American diplomacy.
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Dying 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Will Give His Fortune To Charity

Sam Simon earns tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties. Diagnosed with colon cancer, he's been told he has less than six months to live. The writer and producer has decided his fortune will go to causes he supports.

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