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White House Report Lays Out Plans For Combating Campus Sexual Assault

A White House task force issued a report Tuesday aimed at dealing with sexual assault cases at colleges. The report offers basic guidelines for schools and sets up a national reporting system.
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Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South

Severe storms have hit Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing more than 30 people and leveling buildings throughout the South.
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Farmers And Frackers Wrangle For Water In Shadow Of Calif. Drought

California's drought has developed an interesting relationship between farmers and oilers: California oil wells produce more water than oil, and Chevron filters that water and sells it to a local water district. Interest in the technology is growing in the Central Valley, but high costs and uneasy relations between oil and agriculture might get in the way.
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High Court Ruling Revives Law Against Out-Of-State Pollution

The Supreme Court is upholding a major EPA air pollution rule. The rule seeks to rein in pollution from power plant smoke stacks which can make the air in downwind states unhealthy. Researchers say the rule finally addresses a disconnect between the science of air pollution and the laws that had tried to clean it up.
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Supreme Court Considers Limits On Warrantless Cellphone Searches

In a case that reaches into almost every American's pocket or purse, justices struggled over whether police can search cellphones without obtaining a warrant at the time of an arrest.
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In Diplomacy, Obama Aims To 'Hit Singles,' Not Swing For Fences

As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he's defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.
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New York And Chicago Bring E-Cigs Under Umbrella Of Tobacco Laws

Laws subjecting e-cigarettes to the same regulations as other tobacco products take effect in New York and Chicago Tuesday. They're just the latest moves to stem the rising popularity of the devices.
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Poll: Young Voters Uninterested In November 2014 Elections

A new survey reports voting interest among 18- to 29-year-olds has declined in recent months. Only a quarter say they'll definitely vote in the midterm elections.
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How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract

The contrast between the racial makeup of the league's ownership class and its players usually goes unmentioned. But the Donald Sterling fracas has pushed that not-quite-subtext to the fore.
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Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy

Back in 2007, equity firms took Energy Future Holdings private in a huge $45 billion deal. The natural gas boom, however, drove the price of electricity down, leading to huge losses for the company.

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