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Federal Probe Continues Into Treyvon Martin Shooting

A Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman for shooting teenager Trayvon Martin does not mean the end of this legal odyssey. The U.S. Justice Department is empowered to go after hate crimes and civil rights violations motivated by racial animus. And the Feds can weigh in if local police or authorities fail to do their jobs from a policing standpoint.
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Norwalk, Conn., Debates Building Project In Floodplain

The frequency of severe storms is focusing new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That's a question facing city leaders in Norwalk, Conn., a city on Long Island Sound. They're hoping to upgrade a public housing project using federal dollars.
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Rail Industry Vows To Learn From Fiery Accident In Canada

As investigators look for what caused last weekend's train crash in Canada, a question is emerging across the border in the U.S.: Could it happen here? Transportation safety officials have warned railroads for years about the types of tanker cars involved in the Lac-Megantic accident. But they are still widely used in Canada and the U-S.
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3 Sprinters Test Positive for Banned Substances

Three well-known track and field athletes from the United States and Jamaica have tested positive for banned substances. One of the athletes who came forward Sunday was Tyson Gay, one of the world's top sprinters over the last 10 years.
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Zimmerman Verdict Fuels Fight Over Racial Injustice

Over the weekend, a jury in Sanford, Fla., found George Zimmerman not guilty of charges that he committed murder or manslaughter in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. While it closed a criminal case the nation has followed for nearly a year and a half, it's adding to the conversation about race and equal justice.
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Cleveland Fan Grabs 4 Foul Balls At Indians Game

Greg Van Niel is a Cleveland Indians season-ticket holder. But he wasn't sitting in his usual seats when he grabbed four foul balls at yesterday's game at Progressive Field in Cleveland against the Kansas City Royals.
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A Peek Inside A Once Top Secret Spot In Atomic Age History

Want to take a tour of the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor? It's in Richland, Wash., and if you're lucky, your guide will be one of the people who worked here when the place was still new. Physicist Paul Vinther signed on at the plant in June 1950, and he now gives tours.
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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas

The case focuses on a line of plastic resins made by Eastman Chemical. The resins don't contain BPA but may indeed act like estrogens, two other chemical companies allege. Eastman is suing.
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How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

A group of good guy hackers showed us how they can listen in on phone conversations and read text messages of Verizon customers simply by using inexpensive store bought technology.
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In Second Term, Obama Takes Softer Tone Toward Bushes

When President Obama took office, he rarely invoked the Bush name unless it was to assign blame. Today, he more often mentions the family in admiration. When former President George H.W. Bush visits the White House on Monday, it will be Obama's third Bush meeting in three months.

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