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Live Blog: Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger Goes On Trial

Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, Bulger was captured in California two years ago after 16 years on the run. Now he's getting his day in court.
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Colorado Fires: Thousands of Homes Evacuated, Prisoners Moved

Thousands of homes and businesses have been emptieded and prisoners have been moved out of a facility near Colorado Springs. Firefighters are battling at least four blazes. So far, there have been no injuries or deaths.
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Surveillance Revelations Spark Lackluster Public Discord

In all the noise and shouting over the NSA data gathering, the unspoken assumption is that the public must be outraged. But in fact, much of the public seems indifferent, and the political fallout may be less predictable than it seems.
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Experts Doubt NSA Leaker's Claim About Wiretaps

Edward Snowden has said he had the authority to "wiretap anyone." National security experts say that's not plausible. Meanwhile, Snowden remains out of sight. But there are reports that authorities believe he's still in Hong Kong.
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Why You'll Be Paying More For Beef All This Year

No, your eyes aren't fooling you: Prices for burger and steak meat have been going up this summer. Why? The ongoing drought in the Midwest has created a shortage of feed, raising expenses for ranchers and forcing some to cull their herds. And economists don't expect the beef price hikes to let up this year.
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Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better

Birmingham Barons infielder Tyler Saladino is still in AA, but his maturity, ball skills and intellect keep his major league aspirations alive. After Saladino's rise to AAA for a few weeks, coaches believe he will eventually become a major league baseball player.
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Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

Peruvian shepherds on guest worker visas tend thousands of sheep in Wyoming, but they only make about half of what agricultural workers elsewhere are paid. Some ranchers say the exemption from minimum wage requirements is necessary; workers' rights advocates say it's exploitation.
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Senate's New GOP Stars Show Party's Range On Immigration

One, Marco Rubio, is a member of the Gang of Eight that crafted the immigration bill being taken up by the Senate; another, Ted Cruz, vehemently opposes the bill; a third, Kelly Ayotte, supports the overhaul; and the fourth, Rand Paul, says the measure needs revision.
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Privacy In Retreat, A Timeline

The erosion of privacy is often pegged to post-Sept. 11 changes in federal law, but some of the most significant moments in our evolution to a less private world have come in the commercial realm.

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