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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.
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Years After Tragedy, Tesoro Ducks Penalties For Refinery Deaths

Workers at U.S. oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. When accidents do kill American workers, the companies they work for rarely pay a heavy price.
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Forget The Bake Sale: Some Of School's Funds Come From Bars And Brothels

Schools across the U.S. are preparing for students' return by looking for ways to supplement budgets. One Nevada school district is turning to unlikely sources of funding: liquor and prostitution.
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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.
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Between Ferguson's Police And Population, A Racial Divide

Robert Siegel speaks with local political leader Patricia Bynes of Ferguson, Mo., about the clashes between residents and police taking place there since the weekend. Unrest erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police recently in the St. Louis suburb.
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Government Watchdogs Complain Of Closed Doors Set Up By White House

Inspectors general complain that they're being stiffed on the access they need to serve effectively. Four lawmakers are now demanding that the Obama administration comply with transparency requests.
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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?
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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.
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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.
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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.

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