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Past Misdeed Weighs Heavy On Florida Man

More than 50 years ago, Bernard Schermerhorn and his friend stole some newspaper dispensers that belonged to The Ledger in Florida. He recently sent a note and a check to the paper.
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Off-Duty St. Louis Officer Fatally Shoots 18-Year-Old Black Man

The St. Louis police chief says the man fired at the 32-year-old officer, who is white, during a chase and that a weapon had been recovered from the scene.
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Communities Suffer When Deadly Force Is Used In Pursuit Of Low-Level Crimes

Events in Ferguson, Mo, and New York reopened the debate on police tactics. In New York, a suspect accused of selling cigarettes, a violation of tax law, was killed in part because of a chokehold.
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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
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'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Churches

Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church that could use an influx of parishioners to fill its pews — and collection baskets. Word spreads on Facebook, and come Sunday, the church is buzzing.
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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary, and many are never counted.
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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.
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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.
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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.
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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.

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