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Positive Fracking Study Was Funded By Gas Company

A report that shed favorable light on fracking is at the center of a controversy at the University of Texas. The head of the school's Energy Institute has stepped down and another professor has retired after an investigation found numerous errors and flaws in the report — and undisclosed conflicts of interest.
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All Heisman Finalists Were Surprise Contenders

On Saturday night the Heisman Trophy will be awarded to the top individual player in college football. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks with Audie Cornish about who is up for the award. They also talk about bowl games, coaching woes, and collegiate realignment.
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Obama, Romney Each Raised More Than $1 Billion

The final fundraising numbers from this election season were filed on Thursday.
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What Will 'Right To Work' Law Mean For Michigan?

Michigan's state legislature voted to approve a "right to work" bill on Thursday. So what will be the impact of a law allowing workers to opt out of union dues in a state that represents the heart of organized labor?
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Unemployment Falls To Lowest Rate In Four Years

The stock market moved higher Friday on a jobs report that came in stronger than expected. Employers added 146,000 jobs to payrolls in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
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Death Of Florida Teenager Echoes Trayvon Martin

In Jacksonville, Fla., the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager has raised yet another outcry against the state's Stand Your Ground law. A task force convened by Gov. Rick Scott has concluded that the law doesn't need changing.

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