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Supreme Court Rules DNA Can Be Taken After Arrest

The court ruled Monday that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The ruling compared DNA sampling to photographing and fingerprinting suspects when they are booked.
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Report To Detail IRS Conference Spending

The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration releases another report on the IRS on Tuesday, an audit on spending at more than 200 IRS conferences over a three-year period. The IRS is the focus of three House committee hearings this week.
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Wildfire North Of Los Angeles Is 40 Percent Contained Monday

Cooler weather helped firefighters gain ground on a huge blaze that has scorched more than 45 square miles northwest of Los Angeles. Firefighters were able to double containment of the Powerhouse wildfire, which had been fueled by dry brush and windy conditions over the weekend.
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Sandwich Monday: Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts. It's only in Boston, but a taste this disgustingly delicious won't stay local for long.
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Wal-Mart Pledges Fresher Produce By Cutting Out The Middleman

The retailing giant says it will launch training for 70,000 associates to help them spot fruits and vegetables that should no longer be on shelves. The move follows complaints that understaffing was leading to low-quality produce of dubious freshness in stores.
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Lautenberg's Death Sets Off New Jersey Senate Scramble

Five-term Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves a legacy of fighting for mass transit, smoking bans on airplanes and gun control.
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Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs II

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation about a new proposal to crack down on Chicago gangs with Illinois Congressman Danny Davis, former federal prosecutor Ron Safer, and criminal justice reporter Rob Wildeboer.

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