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VIDEO: Miranda Lambert's Tears At 'Healing In The Heartland'

Among several emotional moments during Wednesday's benefit concert for victims of the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., Lambert's struggle to sing through tears is worth watching.
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FBI Pick Is A Republican With Deep Roots In Law Enforcement

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey to be the next FBI director. As a top official in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, James Comey became famous for standing up to a White House effort to reauthorize a controversial wiretapping program.
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Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?

It isn't clear yet whether U.S. regulators will approve the takeover of the iconic American company by China's Shuanghui International. There are concerns that Shuanghui could ratchet up production to feed the growing demand for meat in China.
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GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Field. How Did It Get There?

An Oregon farmer discovered the genetically engineered wheat growing in his field about a month ago. Nobody knows how it got there, how widely it has spread, or whether it has been in fields harvested for food. GMO wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S.
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Breathing Easier: How Houston Is Working To Clean Up Its Air

Intensely smoggy days are striking less often thanks to better technology that pinpoints problems, and laws that have prompted fixes. Still, scientists say they haven't yet tracked down all the sources of the pollution fouling the region's air.
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Soldier Accused In Afghan Shooting Rampage To Plead Guilty

A lawyer for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales says the veteran of four combat tours will plead guilty in the deaths of 16 civilians to avoid the death penalty.
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Police Say Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To New York Mayor Bloomberg

Police say two anonymous letters were received — one in New York City and another at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of Bloomberg's nonprofit.
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'Soda Mouth' Can Look A Lot Like 'Meth Mouth'

Lesions on the teeth of crack and methamphetamine addicts have a lot in common with those on the teeth of people addicted to soda, a dental researcher writes in a case study. But even people who wouldn't consider themselves "soda addicts" are at risk of dental erosion, he says.

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