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Takata Back On Capitol Hill After Deadline To Widen Air Bag Recall Passes

Federal regulators had given Takata Corp. until Tuesday to widen its recall of air bags to the entire U.S., but the Japanese company appeared to ignore that demand.
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Storm Brings Much-Needed Rain To Southern California

The rain led to evacuation orders amid fears of mudslides, but after a drought that's going into its fourth year, the precipitation was a welcome sight.
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When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

A couple of big Obama campaign donors were confirmed as U.S. ambassadors by the Senate on Tuesday. But some bad performances in confirmation hearings are raising questions about the practice.
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Martin Litton, Devoted Conservationist, Dies At 97

Litton spent his life preserving wilderness. Whether it was keeping dams from the Colorado River or a ski resort in the southern Sierra to preserving the redwoods, he refused to compromise.
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Missing Book Racks Up $475 Overdue Library Fine

Gone With the Wind disappeared in 1946 from a library in Spokane, Wash. It turned up in New England. The New Englander offered to return the book as long as he didn't have to pay the fine.
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Texas Death Row Case Draws Attention To Mentally Ill Convicts

On Wednesday, Texas is scheduled to execute Scott Panetti for killing his in-laws. Panetti is mentally ill, and there are last-minute efforts underway to halt his execution.
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Sports Commissioners Absent From Senate Hearing On Domestic Abuse

With domestic violence by sports figures in the news, members of the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the issue. But not one commissioner — from the NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL — showed up.
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NYPD Hopes Garner Case Doesn't Trigger Ferguson-Like Violence

A grand jury in New York could reach a decision as soon as Wednesday in the case of Eric Garner. His death caused an uproar after a video showed him being placed in a choke-hold by a NYPD officer.
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Did UPS Discriminate Against A Pregnant Worker By Letting Her Go?

When Peggy Young became pregnant, her doctor recommended not lifting more than 20 pounds and she lost her job. Now a federal law banning pregnancy discrimination faces a test before the Supreme Court.
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CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.

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