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Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity

This year's Little League baseball and softball season is under way — and in the Northeast, some teams and players have taken the field again, despite losing vital equipment to Hurricane Sandy. Many donations were handled by Pitch In For Baseball, which gathered used and new gloves and helmets for the players.
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Breast Cancer, Risk And Women's Imperfect Choices

When Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive mastectomy, women who have struggled with the same tough choices spoke out about the dilemmas of medical choice.
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Boehner: Who's Going To Jail For What IRS Did?

The House speaker says he's not interested in who resigns because the IRS inappropriately singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. He wants to know who's going to be charged with breaking the law.
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Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty'

Waste and recycling handlers in Portland, Ore., say they're seeing an unfortunate side effect of the city's reduction in garbage pickups: 120 pounds of dirty diapers a day, tucked into recycling bins.
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Get In Line! Enormous Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs

There's at least $360 million up for grabs, the third largest jackpot in the lottery's history. And your chance to claim the winning ticket has improved — though it's still not great: 1 in 175 million.
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Military Recruiters, Sex Assault Responders To Be Retrained

The retraining order follows word that another member of the military who is supposed to investigate sexual assaults is instead under investigation himself. It also follows a survey that estimated about 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted last year.
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Cleveland Kidnaps Suspect Will Plead Not Guilty, Lawyer Says

"The initial portrayal by the media has been one of a 'monster' and that's not the impression that I got when I talked to him for three hours," attorney Craig Weintraub tells Cleveland's WKYC-TV.
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Holder Isn't Sure How Often Reporters' Records Are Seized

While looking for the source of a leak, federal investigators obtained phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. There's been bipartisan outrage over what many see as government overreach. The attorney general tells NPR "I'm not sure" how many such seizures he's signed off on.
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Is A Smaller Budget Deficit A Lasting Trend?

The Congressional Budget Office has sharply revised down the outlook for the federal budget deficit. Some temporary factors are being cited for the projected improvement. Keeping the deficit on a downward path may depend on the economy, analysts say.

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