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Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

Russia and Western countries have had several close encounters in the air and at sea recently. Russia says these are just routine military exercises, but NATO and its Nordic partners are alarmed.
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Common Core Reading: The High Achievers

The Common Core State Standards are changing reading instruction in many schools. And that means new challenges for lots of students, even traditional high achievers.
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Photos From Around The Snow-Covered Country This Week

The West and Midwest are digging out of heavy snowfall this week, reaching highs of 18 inches in some parts.
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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.
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Mexico Claims U.S. Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Wednesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.
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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.
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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.
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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.
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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

The automaker said the new policy would allow dialogue — but not collective bargaining — with groups. It comes months after the UAW lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.
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What Exactly Are 'Monster Storms' And 'Bomb Cyclones'?

The northern U.S. is getting a blast of unseasonably cold weather, thanks to what has been dubbed a "bomb cyclone." The Washington Post's Jason Samenow explains that and other odd weather terms.

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