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Chicago Goes Back To School For A Second Time

The union rank and file still must vote on whether to accept the contract hammered out between union leaders and city officials. And both sides will have some hard work ahead to repair the bad blood that erupted during the walkout.
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'Fast And Furious' Report Criticizes Program's Leaders

Justice Department watchdogs released a long-awaited report Wednesday on the Fast and Furious program, a failed gun sting operation in which the government lost track of as many as 2,000 guns. Carrie Johnson talks to Audie Cornish.
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Congress Is Busy, But Not With Legislative Business

Congress hasn't been doing much lately — at least in terms of congressional work. In terms of fundraising for their re-election campaigns, however, they're as busy as can be.
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Poll: Obama Leads Romney 3 To 1 On Some Topics

Robert Siegel speaks with Andrew Kohut, President of the Pew research Center, about the results of its latest poll on the presidential race. The results show that President Obama leads challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters. His lead is currently larger than the previous three winning presidential candidates had at this point before their elections.
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Pennsylvania Museum Details State's First Oil Rush

Pennsylvania is in the midst of an energy boom — but oil and gas drilling isn't new to the Keystone State. In fact, the world's very first oil well was drilled in northwestern Pennsylvania. The recently-renovated Drake Well Museum tells the story of the first oil rush.
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FDA Weighs Federal Standard To Limit Exposure To Arsenic In Rice

Levels of inorganic arsenic found in rice worry some, but the FDA says more study is needed before it would recommend consumers change their diets. If you're worried, vary the grains in your diet and swap out sweet potatoes for rice as baby's first food, consumer groups say.
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Smoke Cleared, Texas Gun Owners Remain Wary

Texas was once the center of the movement to safeguard gun rights. Today, nearly every fight has been won in the state, and indeed around the country. While gun owners in East Texas celebrate and cherish their rights, they remain distrustful.

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