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For Powerball-Winning Family: A Trip To The Beach And Maybe A Horse

Each of the two winning tickets is worth about $192.5 million if the "cash option" is chosen. One was sold in Missouri, the other in Arizona. The Missouri family that bought one of the winners has some plans for the windfall.
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Train Derails Near Philadelphia, Some Chemicals Reportedly Spilled

A bridge collapse sent at least four tank cars into a creek. They reportedly contain vinyl chloride and at least one of the cars is reportedly leaking. Residents have been told to stay inside and roads to the area have been closed.
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How Much Income Taxes Could Rise: A Breakdown Of The Options

As political leaders try to reach a deal to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases at the year's end, income tax rates are a major sticking point. President Obama wants to raise taxes for some; Republicans don't want any hikes. But if nothing is done, rates could go up across the board.
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Native Americans To Soon Receive Settlement Checks

Federal officials are working to send out $1,000 checks in the next few weeks to hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. The money stems from a settlement of the Cobell case, a landmark $3.4 billion settlement over mismanagement of federal lands held in trust for Native American people.
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Federal 'Compassionate' Prison Release Rarely Given

Back in 1984, Congress gave authorities the power to let people out of federal prison early, in extraordinary circumstances, like if inmates were gravely ill or dying. But a new report says the Federal Bureau of Prisons blocks all but a few inmates from taking advantage of "compassionate release."
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GOP Bill On Immigrant Jobs Up For House Vote

Renee Montagne talks with Rep. Raul Labrador, Republican from Idaho and one of the congressmen who introduced the bill that's set for a vote Friday. The STEM Jobs Act allows people who are in the U.S. legally who are getting advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math to stay and get their green cards, he says.

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