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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

On Wednesday, the justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.
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For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.
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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.
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Two Workers Rescued From Scaffolding 69 Stories Up At 1 World Trade Center

Firefighters had to break a window to rescue the pair after their scaffolding malfunctioned.
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Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.
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Family Of Dallas Ebola Victim Settles With Hospital That Treated Him

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas initially sent Thomas Eric Duncan home when he went to the emergency room. He died at the hospital on Oct. 8.
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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Manipulation Charges

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.
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Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.
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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.
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South Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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