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Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

McDonnell was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges related to taking gifts from a businessman in exchange for political favors. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges.
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More Homes Go Smoke-Free, But Exposure Remains A Health Threat

People are getting the message about the dangers of secondhand smoke at home, a CDC study says. But half of smokers still light up in the house, putting the health of relatives and friends at risk.
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BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill, Federal Judge Rules

The ruling could cost BP billions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier found that BP acted recklessly and was mostly responsible for the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.
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Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend

It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.
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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.
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Glenn Gould In Rapture

You don't get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "a flow state."
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Judge Cracks Down On Sockless Attorney

In Indiana, a judge told one lawyer that he could be fined if he doesn't start wearing socks in court. The lawyer has been admonished for this before, and reportedly responded, "I hate socks."
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Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava

A Spanish court named Calatrava, designer of New York's Ground Zero transport hub, a suspect in alleged contract fraud. Prosecutors say he got $3.6 million for a convention center that wasn't built.
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Surprise Contenders In The Running For U.S. Open Title

At the U.S. Open, two female tennis players have reached their first Grand Slam semifinals. David Greene talks to Courtney Nguyen, a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated.

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