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Obama To Congress: 'Let's See' Before Any New Iran Sanctions

The president says the U.S. should give negotiators more time to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program before passing tougher restrictions.
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Denver's Smell-O-Scope Targets Marijuana's Skunky Scent

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. But that doesn't mean residents want their air to smell like a pot rally. Denver is getting more calls to enforce an odor ordinance that can impose a buzz-killing fine on violators. To find them, the city relies on a device called the Nasal Ranger.
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For Ridesharing Apps Like Lyft, Commerce Is A Community

Services where regular people use their cars to take passengers to their destinations have found a foothold in the smartphone age. And for many participating in this sharing economy, the appeal is in more than just the cost savings or convenience.
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JFK's Lasting Economic Legacy: Lower Tax Rates

President Kennedy presided over a nearly miraculous economic turnaround. At the time of his death in November 1963, corporate profits were hitting record highs and stock prices were soaring. Kennedy also did something that conservatives have been praising ever since: He pushed for much lower tax rates.
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Counting Who's Bought Into Obamacare Is Tougher Than You Think

What does it mean to be enrolled in Obamacare? The administration says nearly 27,000 people signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first month. But that number includes people who picked a plan but haven't made a payment yet. The insurance industry says someone is enrolled only after the first premium payment. Using that standard, the enrollment numbers would be even lower. But the law's defenders say it's unrealistic to expect enrollees to pay three months before their coverage begins.
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Boeing Continues Showdown With Its Largest Union

Boeing's effort to move part of its workforce away from pensions and into a 401(k) retirement saving program was rejected by workers Wednesday. The machinists union rejected the new contract by a wide margin. Boeing has threatened to move some assembly work out of the Puget Sound area if the contract was voted down.
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150 Years Later, Newspaper Retracts Gettysburg Address Diss

Seven score and ten years ago, a Pennsylvania newspaper described the Gettysburg Address as nothing more than the "silly remarks" of President Lincoln. Now, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg would like to take that back.
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Mobster "Whitey" Bulger Gets Two Life Terms And Then Some

Convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to two life terms in prison plus five years for crimes he committed, which included 11 murders. The 84-year-old Bulger is expected to appeal, but it seems likely that he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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Insurers Aren't Keen On Obama's Pledge To Extend Coverage

Letting people keep their old health insurance policies might solve a political problem, but it will create major headaches for the insurance industry, state regulators say. It also could drain healthy people from the risk pool for Affordable Care Act coverage, increasing rates there.
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Electric Cars Drive Demand For Cheaper, More Powerful Batteries

Unlike the technologies in laptops, smartphones and electric cars, the batteries inside them have been slow to evolve. In Silicon Valley, more than 40 companies are working on finding a battery breakthrough. And they're facing international competition.

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