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Widening Sanctions On Russia Rattle Some In Western Oil Industry

The latest round of sanctions against Russia has created a lot of uncertainty for U.S. and European oil and gas companies. They're growing concerned that another round of sanctions could target Russia's energy sector, jeopardizing Western oil companies' activities there.
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Facing Execution Drug Shortage, States Struggle To Get Cocktail Right

A botched execution in Oklahoma is only the latest issue since states started having trouble obtaining the drugs used to execute inmates. They've been trying new combinations and new drugs, which often had never been used before for that purpose.
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What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy?

The racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling led to a life-long ban from the NBA. But they were made in what appears to have been a private setting. Should that matter?
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As Testing Season Opens In Schools, Some Ask: How Much Is Too Much?

Students, parents and teachers often argue that American students take too many standardized tests — but how many do they really take? A visit to one high school in Rockville, Md., offers an answer.
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Against 'Dark Money,' A Star Witness Speaks In Congress

Congress held its first hearing on "dark money," the donations to tax-exempt political groups that can keep donors' names secret. The star witness at the Senate committee was former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a vocal critic of the rulings that opened the door for the secret spending.
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Botched Oklahoma Execution Mobilizes Death Penalty Opponents

Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett's execution was botched on Tuesday, when a relatively new combination of drugs failed to work as expected.
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U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher

American students take an alphabet soup of mandatory and voluntary exams: SAT, PISA, AP. Sure it's a lot, but in places like Japan and England, tests are incredibly high-stress and life-defining.
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Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate)

A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.
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Cancer Plus Chemo Might Put Your Job At Risk

Four years after women with jobs were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, nearly one-third were unemployed. But it's not clear how much of that was due to illness or to a sour economy.
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Montana Supreme Court Overturns Ex-Teacher's 30-Day Rape Sentence

The court ruled that a new judge must re-sentence Stacey Dean Rambold, who was convicted of the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself.

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