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Obama Takes To The Road To Push College Affordability Plan

Day 2 of President Obama's education-themed bus tour rolls into Binghamton, N.Y., and then travels to Pennsylvania for a stop in Scranton. On Friday, the president will have more praise for colleges that work hard to keep costs down and degree production up.
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Nasdaq Glitch Is The Latest Technical Snafus For Markets

New questions are being raised about the reliability of U.S. financial markets after all trading in Nasdaq stocks was shut down for three hours on Thursday. Nasdaq blamed the problem on its system for quoting prices. The trading halt immediately led to calls for markets to make their software systems more robust and compatible.
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Attorneys Offer Court Context For Staff Sgt. Bales' Crimes

In a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state on Thursday, Staff Sgt, Robert Bales apologized. Bales massacred 16 civilians in Afghanistan last year and a military jury is about to decide whether his life sentence should come with the possibility of parole.
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Jack Daniel's To Expand Tennessee Distillery

It's already the No. 1 selling American whiskey, but Jack Daniel's sees huge potential as world-wide whiskey sales soar. The iconic company has announced a $100 million expansion of its distillery in tiny Lynchburg, Tenn.
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Wal-Mart Promises To Buy More U.S.-Made Goods

After decades supplying the American consumer with every import imaginable, Wal-Mart now says it wants to stock its shelves with more goods made in the U.S. In Orlando Thursday, the giant retailer sponsored a conference aimed at encouraging U.S. companies to bring their production back home.
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Can A Big Earthquake Trigger Another One?

A new scientific report claims that a powerful quake can, in effect, be contagious. The finding could have important implications for hazard planning in earthquake zones.
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At 16, Making A Trek To Make The '63 March On Washington

Lawrence Cumberbatch's parents thought their 16-year-old son was too young to walk from Brooklyn to the March on Washington in 1963. And enlisting Lawrence's uncle to dissuade him didn't have quite the effect they had hoped for, Lawrence tells his son, Simeon.
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Outgoing FBI Boss On His Legacy And What Kept Him Up At Night

For nearly a dozen years now, FBI Director Robert Mueller has started his morning — every morning — with a secret threat briefing. On the eve of his departure, he talks to NPR about what leading the bureau has been like in an age of al-Qaida and more.
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Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

Attorney General Eric Holder's office has filed a lawsuit alleging that the state's voter ID law keeps minorities from the polls.
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NYC Lawmakers Override Bloomberg On Police Oversight

The City Council approves two measures that the mayor had vetoed — one designed to increase oversight of the NYPD and another making it easier to file claims of profiling.

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