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Government Sells Last Major Stake In A Bank Post-Financial Crisis

The government has sold its stake in Ally Financial, the last major bank that was involved in the TARP bailout program.
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New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous

Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.
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Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who are spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.
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St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says

Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.
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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.
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Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference

The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.
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Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Threats

"That's not what America's about," the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview's release a "mistake." The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.
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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.
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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.
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Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

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