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Coal Mine Company Denies Responsibility Despite Disaster Settlement

The Labor Department says a Thursday settlement in the 2007 Crandall Canyon mine disaster clearly leaves mine owner Murray Energy with "acknowledged responsibility for the failures that led to the tragedy." The settlement must still be approved by an administrative law judge.
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Judge Orders Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Jailed

The federal judge said Thursday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was a flight risk. Prosecutors say he violated the terms of his probation. Nakoula was identified as the "key figure" behind Innocence of Muslims, the film that sparked riots across the Muslim world.
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In 1980s Romney Video From His Bain Days, Profits, Not Jobs, Were Focus

The newly unearthed video of Mitt Romney in 1985 explaining how Bain Capital hoped to "harvest" the firms it invested in seemed at odds with the Republican presidential nominee's suggestion on the campaign trail that creating jobs was a major aim in those days.
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Skaters Detail Abuse And Sabotage Allegations As Racing Season Begins

U.S. skaters are split over allegations of abuse leveled against two coaches and a claim that a coach ordered the sabotage of a Canadian athlete's skates at an international competition last year. Twelve skaters are now part of a demand for arbitration that seeks the ouster of U.S. Speedskating's short track head coach Jae Su Chun, and an assistant.
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Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches

The city is surprisingly diverse, with more than 90 languages spoken in its public schools. Local officials and residents are working to turn that diversity into an economic advantage — but creating a sense of community among such diverse groups is no small challenge.
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Despite Record Drought, Farmers Expect Banner Year

After the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
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A Second, Chance Interview With Subject Of Controversial First Lady Remarks

NPR's Ari Shapiro has the unexpected chance to let an interview subject clarify remarks recorded weeks ago and several states away.

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