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For Corn, Fickle Weather Makes For Uncertain Yields

Corn production was down last year thanks to drought. This year, conditions are too cold and wet for farmers to plant the crop. Without a break in the clouds pretty soon, there may be another shortage of the crop at harvest time.
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Armstrong 'Unjustly Enriched' Self, Justice Department Says

The department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the disgraced cyclist who earned millions through his sponsorship with the U.S. Postal Service. According to The Associated Press, Armstrong's attorney called the government's complaint "opportunistic, and insincere."
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Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Sending Ricin Letters

Authorities have dropped charges against a man accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Congress.
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Death Toll In West, Texas, Fertilizer Explosion Rises To 15

The number of people who died in a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, last week now stands at 15, officials said Tuesday. They also ruled out natural causes as a potential spark for last Wednesday's fire.
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Plenty Of Finger-Pointing As Budget Cuts Delay First Flights

Blame shifting was in high gear Tuesday on Capitol Hill and at the White House as the first air traffic delays tied to the furloughs of Federal Aviation Administration controllers began to get attention.
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Thousands Have Applied For 'Deferred Action' Program

An overhaul of the country's immigration laws by Congress is not yet a done deal. One change already in place, though, is a program that prevents young adults brought to the country illegally as children from being deported. The program was created last year by President Obama.

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