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VIDEOS: Solemn Salutes To Fallen Firefighters In Arizona

The 19 "hotshots" who were killed while fighting a wildfire over the weekend were remembered on Monday in Prescott, Ariz. The simple tolling of a bell and the reading of their names brought home the sad story. Meanwhile, the fire they were fighting continues to burn.
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Sign Maker Misspells Florida, Twice

Florida's Department of Transportation ordered a new sign for Interstate 95. Both times the word Florida was spelled wrong. The sign manufacturer in Arkansas made the mistake.
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Local TV Stations Snapped Up In Buying Sprees

Chicago-based Tribune Company, newly out of bankruptcy, is trying to sell its newspaper holdings. The company is making a major play in local TV. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group owns and runs more stations but it too went on a TV buying spree this year. So have the Gannett Company and Media General.
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Former Energy Secretary Wants Power Generation Decentralized

Renee Montagne talks to former Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, who stepped down in April, about the current energy boom and how he would like to change energy policy.
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Boston Jury Learns How Case Against Bulger Was Built

After 16 years on the lam, Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is on trial. His murder and racketeering trial is expected to last through the summer. Already testimony from government witnesses is raising questions about the justice system, and how the FBI cozied up to villainous characters to prosecute Bulger.
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Texas Democrats See Opportunity In Changing Demographics

For most of the 20th century, Democrats were the only game in town when it came to Texas politics. But that changed and Republicans have been in charge for decades. For Democrats to return to power, they'll have to hold together a coalition of minority voters.
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Nation Grieves After Arizona Firefighting Tragedy

The names of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona were released on Monday. Authorities have not offered many specifics about what happened when the crew was overwhelmed by fire.
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Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime

Many violent crimes are hastily planned and poorly considered, researchers at the University of Chicago's Crime Lab find. Training troubled teens to slow down and put a more benign spin on what they imagine the other guy is thinking significantly reduced the kids' likelihood of committing a crime.
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Texas Abortion Fight Follows Familiar Pattern

Texas is the latest state where protesters have descended on a Republican-controlled state capitol in an uphill effort to block conservative policies.
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Pioneering Native American Leader Marge Anderson Dies

Anderson was the first woman to lead a Minnesota Indian tribe, and led efforts to secure tribal hunting and fishing rights on Lake Mille Lacs. She died Saturday at age 81 of natural causes.

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