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Federal Court Says U.S. Must Complete Yucca Mountain Review

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission stopped its review process when the Obama administration ditched the project. The court ruled the move was illegal.
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'Rat-A-Tat Whitey!' Bulger Trial's Most Memorable Moments

From dramatic farewells to stomach-turning testimony to a would-be witness who turned up dead, the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was something else. The mobster was convicted of 11 murders and multiple counts of extortion and money laundering
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Justice Sues To Block US Airways-American Airlines Merger

The merger would create the country's largest airline, but the Justice Department says it would violate antitrust law.
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Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M

A Cincinnati casino announced that Kevin Lewis had won a $1 million drawing. After the ceremonial check was presented, another Kevin Lewis came forward. Oops, he was the real winner. So what did the casino do? It rewarded them both.
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How Would You Kill The N-Word?

Every time a controversy involving the slur bubbles up, someone calls for a ban on it. But would that even work?
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Ohio Casino Acknowledges Mistake, Awards 2 Winners

Kevin Lewis of Cincinnati was announced the winner of a $1 million giveaway. The problem, the wrong Kevin Lewis came forward first. After the casino realized the mistake, officials gave both men the prize.
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Atlanta Braves Find Another Use For Duct Tape

For the second time in two seasons, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected from a game after arguing with an umpire and throwing his helmet. Next game, Johnson hit the field with a new piece of equipment: duct tape over his mouth.
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Rodeo Clown Who Wore Obama Mask Is Banned From State Fair

The fallout continues from Saturday's performance, during which the clown in the "Obama" mask and others mocked the president. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the act. Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, puts part of the blame on the president.
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Why Modern Latinas Are A Challenge To Marketers

The market research firm Nielsen has published a report on the Latina consumer. According to Nielsen, Hispanic women are a key growth engine in the American marketplace. The Latina population is growing while the white, non-Hispanic female population is dropping.
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Judge: Stop-And-Frisk Policy Violates Rights

Reaction in New York has been mixed to Monday's court ruling over the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. A judge ruled the policy is unconstitutional and amounts to "indirect racial profiling" of young men of color.

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