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Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to potentially billions more in penalties.
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Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted on Thursday of federal corruption charges. They were acquitted only on a handful of lesser charges.
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Sharp-Tongued Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Comedian Joan Rivers kept audiences laughing through a 50-year career that included bankruptcy, getting banned from The Tonight Show and mourning her husband's suicide.
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Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.
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Losing A Friend On Sept. 11 'Will Travel In Me My Entire Life'

Sekou Siby was supposed to be working at the World Trade Center when planes hit the twin towers. But three days before, he had swapped shifts with his friend, Moises Rivas.
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Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.
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In Market Basket's Win, Did Workers Change The Game?

Thousands of workers for the supermarket chain forced the company to back down and restore its CEO. One expert says the labor movement needs to be as creative as those workers to win the next fight.
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Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that the campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.
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From Statehouse To Big House: A Guide To Governors Gone Bad

The Virginia governor convicted of corruption charges could join a long list of top state officials sent to prison for crimes ranging from bribery to bank fraud.

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These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

Ben Hewitt's sons do not follow standardized curriculum; there are no tests or grades. He is a member of the "unschooling" movement.

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