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To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.
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'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.
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NCAA Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Compensating Athletes

Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal — a path that has brought it success in the past.
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More Questions Than Answers In Deadly Tony Stewart Crash

While NASCAR's Stewart has frequently raced in sprint car events over the years, the sideline events have given him trouble: a 2013 crash left another driver with a broken back.
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When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.
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St. Louis-Area Rally For Teen Killed By Police Turns Violent

Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Michael Brown's death are in dispute.
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Exotic Dancers Protest Outside Church

For years, a local church held protests outside a club in central Ohio where the dancers worked. On Sunday, six dancers, dressed for work, showed up to demonstrate outside the church.
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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
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Use Of Experimental Ebola Serum Raises Ethical Questions

David Greene talks to University of Wisconsin bioethicist and former FDA adviser Alta Charo about ethical issues related to experimental treatments for the Ebola virus.
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Missionaries Who Return To North Carolina Will Be Quarantined

Charlotte prepares to receive several missionaries back from Liberia who were there helping Ebola patients. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Megan Davies, the state epidemiologist of North Carolina

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