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How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.
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NOAA Predicts Relatively Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six hurricanes developing between June 1 and the end of November. Forecasters say they expect El Nino conditions to develop in the coming months, which should produce winds in the Atlantic that discourage hurricane formation.
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Hardware Store Owner Retires, Donates Inventory To Charity

Robert Siegel talks to Rudy Rosales, the owner of Rudy's True Value Hardware in Cleveland, who is retiring after 54 years, and donating the contents of his store to Habitat for Humanity.
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Obama's Relationship With Hispanic Voters Hinges On GOP

When you think about the party that has problems with Latino voters, it's usually the GOP. In 2012, they lost the Hispanic vote by more than 2 to 1, and long-term demographic changes could make that gap bigger. But President Obama and the Democrats also have their own problems with the Hispanic vote.
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Insurance Fee For Big Businesses Helps Fund Obamacare

Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.
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California Man Charged In Decade-Long Disappearance Of Teen

Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged with kidnapping and rape and is being held on $1 million bail. He allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl, held her for 10 years and forced her to marry him.
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Civilian Life Taught This Military Dog Some New Tricks

As a bomb-detecting dog, Zenit the German shepherd never chased his tail or dug holes. Those are skills he learned after he was adopted by his former professional partner, Cpl. Jose Armenta.
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House Passes Restrictions On NSA's Collection Of Phone Records

The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.
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Prosecutors: Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect 'Readily Admitted' Guilt

Prosecutors revealed new details about the bombs that exploded at the marathon finish line in April 2013, defending FBI questioning of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he recovered from gunshot wounds.
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Does Smuggling A Cow Into School Make You A Creative Genius?

Before graduating, some seniors take time to pull off the perfect prank. But it's not just childish behavior. Journalist Annie Murphy Paul says pranks showcase creativity and attention to detail.

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