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Justice Tightens Guidelines For Obtaining Records From Media

Attorney General Eric Holder says his department will give news outlets prior notice of plans to obtain reporters' phone and email records.
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Awkwardly Awaiting The Zimmerman Trial's Outcome

Officials are trying to head off possible violent reactions to the verdict, but isn't it weird to be sitting around discussing human behavior like weather patterns?
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Man Hailed As A Hero After Epic Swim Saves Stranded Family

As he swam for hours in darkness to get help for his family, John Franklin Riggs says, he used lights on shore to guide himself. Two children, his father and his sister were on the boat when it sank.
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More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.
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Teen Who Died In Asiana Crash Was Hit By A Firetruck, Police Say

It remains uncertain how Ye Meng Yuan, 16, died. San Francisco police officials who spoke about the incident today said that she was found on the ground at the runway, covered by foam the fire crews were spraying on the smoldering jet.
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Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.
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'Can't Even See The Sky': Ex-Prisoner On Solitary Confinement

Thousands of California prisoners are waging a hunger strike, protesting conditions in the prisons. For more on the strike and the prisoners' demands, host Michel Martin talks with Los Angeles Times Reporter Paige St. John and former inmate Jerry Elster, of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.
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Remembering A Scholar Who Reshaped States

Alan Rosenthal, a giant in the study of state legislatures, was also a leading figure in changing the way they operated. He died Wednesday, at 81.
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Heavy Rains Send Iowa's Precious Soil Downriver

The biggest loser from this year's heavy rains in the Midwest is the land itself. An environmental group says 50 townships in Iowa have lost more than five tons of topsoil per acre, "more than what is tolerable over an entire year."
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A Quick History Of Accidental Online Purchases By Kids

Paul Stoute says his 14-month-old daughter recently used his smartphone to tap her way through the app's purchasing prompts and bought herself an early sweet 16 present — a vintage car. The Internet is full of stories of technology getting the better of both buyers and sellers.

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