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1 Year After Colo. Flooding, Communities Will Never Be The Same

Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.
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Obama Wants Congress' Support On ISIS, But He May Not Need It

Congressional leaders will be at the White House on Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State.
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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Americans generally agree that too much money is spent running for office. The Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that, but it's not likely to ultimately pass.
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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.
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Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract.
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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

A committee is looking at how federal programs have equipped thousands of local police and sheriff's departments with gear made for warfare, and whether more oversight is needed.
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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.
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Harvard Study Says Economy Is 'Doing Half Its Job.' Guess Which Half.

An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than that of its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.
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Floods Hit Phoenix In Area's Wettest Day Ever Recorded

The more than 3 inches of rainfall already recorded in the Phoenix region Monday represents more than a third of its normal annual total.

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