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Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

The former Fed employee recorded 46 hours of meetings using a small device on her keychain. The concern, says ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein, is the Fed may be too cozy with banks it oversees.
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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.
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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.
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Photos: Jeter Leaves Yankee Stadium With One Last Game-Winning Hit

Derek Jeter's single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 on Thursday night in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring shortstop has played 20 seasons with the team.
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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.
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Families Want Federal Investigations Into Black Men's Deaths

Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Eric Garner died in July after being placed in a chokehold by a New York officer. Their families say they want justice.
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Victories For LGBT, Civil Rights Among Holder's Legacy

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday. He says he will step down as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.
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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.
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Moving On: Project Helps War Widows Recover

The Defense Department says the Iraq and Afghanistan wars produced 3,200 military widows and widowers. This support group aims to help heal and empower its participants.
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In Cop Culture War, No Clear Solution

The White House is trying to reprogram police culture with tighter rules for the use of force and a greater emphasis on defusing conflict. Veteran cops say it's a philosophy may get them killed.

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