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Boston Business Owners Allowed To Return To Bombing Site

In Boston on Tuesday, residents and business owners on Boylston Street were allowed to return for the first time since last week's bombings. They returned to stores with windows blown out, restaurants with the remains of uneaten meals still sitting on tables and barricades to keep the public away from the scene.
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NTSB Hearing Probes Boeing's Battery Failure Incidents

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Authority may be in for another day of tough questions as the National Transportation Safety Board continues its probe of batteries on the 787 Dreamliner. Two severe battery failures prompted the world-wide grounding of the fleet in January.
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Online Shoppers Brace For Sales Tax Measure

The U.S. Senate is poised to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act that allows states to collect taxes from out-of-state merchants. Tax policy experts say this long-sought bill brings fairness to the tax system and much needed money to state and local governments. But small online sellers are incensed at what they see as a new tax burden.
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What's Next In The Gun Control Debate?

Gun-control groups are regrouping after a bill to tighten background checks for gun sales failed to overcome a filibuster last week in the Senate. The failure was not only a stinging defeat for President Obama, it was also a setback for the new players in the debate.
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1 Inmate Impregnated 4 Guards At Md. Jail, Prosecutors Say

In what sounds like a plot from The Wire, authorities say one gang has basically been running things at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The ring leader is accused of not only running his gang from the jail, but also of having sexual relations with female guards. Twenty five people face charges.
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Update: Suspect, 5 Others Dead After Shooting In Ill. Town

Authorities say the killings happened in Manchester, Ill., north of St. Louis. A suspect is reportedly in custody. One other person, said to be a child, was injured.
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Boeing To Resume 787 Deliveries; NTSB Probes Certification

The transportation safety agency is trying to find out why the certification process for the new passenger aircraft didn't catch a critical problem with batteries.

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