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In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Portray Manning As Reckless

At issue is whether Pfc. Bradley Manning knowingly provided intelligence to enemies of the U.S. The aiding-the-enemy charge is punishable by life in prison.
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Pelosi Says Weiner Should 'Get A Clue'; Popularity Dives In NYC

Democrat Anthony Weiner's path to the New York City mayor's office got a lot more complicated Thursday, just two days after he asserted that new revelations of his lewd online conduct would not chase him from the race for his party's nomination.
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Hip-Hop Sign Language Is Hard Work

For most people, attending a concert is all about the sounds of a live performance. But sign language interpreter Holly Maniatty makes concerts come alive for the hearing impaired too. She's worked with several big names — Jay-Z, Phish and the Wu Tang Clan — but has earned fame for her own work.
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White House Economics: Growing 'From The Middle Class Out'

President Obama is putting out a message of economic revitalization, starting with the middle class. Cecilia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, explains why the executive branch is pushing the message now. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headleee.
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White House Talks Income Gap: New Ideas About Old Problems?

President Obama's economic speaking tour seems reminiscent of campaign speeches in 2008. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks NPR's Ron Elving why the White House is sending this message again.
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Heads Roll At TV Station That Broadcast Bogus Pilots Names

The Bay Area's KTVU-TV broadcast obviously made-up and offensive names of what it said were the pilots on board Asiana Flight 214, which crashed on July 6. Now it has reportedly taken action against some of the staffers who were at the station that day.
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House Republicans Back End To Door-Side Mail Service

The plan would keep cheaper curbside and cluster box delivery, but eliminate door-to-door mail delivery.
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Fire Going Out, Gas Leak Blocked At Gulf Of Mexico Rig

No one was hurt when the crew lost control of the rig on Tuesday and a fire followed. It looks like sediment and sand helped stop gas from escaping, robbing fuel from the fire in the process.
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Reports: Virginia Johnson, Of 'Masters & Johnson' Fame, Dies

With William Masters, she studied human sexual behavior. They spent decades trying to demystify sex and make it better for couples. Johnson was 88. Masters, who was her husband for more than 20 years, died in 2001.
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Feds Charge SAC Capital In Insider Trading Case

But billionaire hedge fund owner Steven Cohen was not hit with criminal charges. SAC is charged with one count of wire fraud and four counts of securities fraud in connection with alleged insider trading by "numerous employees."

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