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Restaurants Take Risks For Big Rewards At Phoenix Airport

One of the busiest airports in the country is in the midst of a major upgrade that will bring local restaurants into a space typically reserved for mega-corporate chains. Nearly two dozen Phoenix culinary landmarks have landed space at Sky Harbor. But there is a cost. Rent at the airport is 10 times more expensive in some cases, and some small businesses have gone into a lot of debt to get their foot in the door.
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911 Dispatcher Asks Her Mom To Rescue Kayaker

The dispatcher in Washington state sent an officer to rescue the stranded kayaker on the Colombia River. Fearing the kayaker wouldn't be reached in time, the dispatcher called an experienced kayaker living nearby: her mother.
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Fannie Mae Posts Record Profit

For all of last year, Fannie Mae posted net income of $17.2 billion. Just a year earlier, it had lost nearly the same amount. The company that finances home mortgages is still under government conservatorship.
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Accused Cheaters In Atlanta Scandal Surrender

Thirty-five educators were to turn themselves in Tuesday after they were indicted in a cheating scandal in Atlanta. They are accused of altering students' answers and falsely certifying test results so schools would appear to be performing better than they were.
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FAU's Stadium Naming Deal Turns Into PR Disaster

Florida Atlantic University says the $6 million deal to sell the naming rights of its football stadium to a private company is off. GEO is a private prison corporation. There were jokes the new stadium was going to be called Owlcatraz.
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N.Y. State Senator Caught Up In Bribery Probe

Six politicians, including state Senator Malcolm Smith and a New York City councilman, were arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to buy a spot for Smith on the ballot in this year's New York City mayoral race. Smith has said he is innocent.

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