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Russia No Longer Wants U.S. Aid To Secure Nukes

When the Soviet Union collapsed, its vast nuclear stockpile did not appear secure and the U.S. stepped in to help. Thousands of nuclear weapons have been dismantled with U.S. aid over the past two decades. But now Moscow says it's ready to pull the plug on the program.
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Remember The 14-Year-Old Who Bought A House? She Just Bought Another One

Willow Tufano's life over the past few months was sort of surreal. She got caught up in two dramas: America's housing market and America's media circus. Now she's trying to get her own reality show.
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New Regulations Aimed At Black Lung Disease Appear To Be Stalled

United Mine Workers officials suspect the Obama administration doesn't want to move forward on the new rules during the presidential campaign. The federal mine safety chief says the process takes time.
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Remembering Andrew Brimmer, First Black On Federal Reserve's Board

A sharecropper's son, he was appointed to the central bank's board in 1966 and served into 1974. Brimmer went on to serve the nation in other ways, including as chairman of the Washington, D.C., Control Board.
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Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments

More jurisdictions are turning to gambling to plug budget holes, but some say the economic benefits are exaggerated.

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White House Insiders On VP Debate

Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan butted heads over everything from Middle East policy to abortion. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks style and substance with two former speechwriters: Paul Orzulak, who helped Biden prepare for last night's debate, and columnist Mary Kate Cary, who worked with the George H.W. Bush administration.
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'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

Tired of seeing the same old photos of Josephine Baker in a banana skirt, writer Nichelle Gainer started a blog showcasing rarely seen photos of African-American actors, educators, writers, students, musicians and more.

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