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Around The World, Ford's Mustang Fuels A Dream

On Thursday, Ford will unveil the new generation of its iconic pony car in the U.S. and cities around the world. The Mustang is eagerly awaited in Europe, where it hasn't been sold since 1979.
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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
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Polar Bear Researcher Gets $100,000 In Settlement With Feds

The Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management admits no liability in the whistle-blower case brought by the scientist. The agency says it agreed to the settlement to avoid litigation costs.
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FCC Proposes AM Radio Changes To Give The Band A Boost

AM radio was what folks used to gather around to listen to soap operas, big bands and live drama. Later, it's where baby boomers heard the Beatles. Now, it's largely the province of news and talk — and often hard to hear because of interference. The FCC is proposing some changes it hopes will make the AM band relevant again.
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Illinois Approves Rescue Of Its Ailing Pension System

The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.
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Lawmakers In Name Only? Congress Reaches Productivity Lows

In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.
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Obama Offers Second Chance For Missouri Court Nominee

President Obama quietly nominated Ronnie White, who was rejected for a federal judgeship in 1999, to the bench last month. Experts say they can't remember a time when a judge who's been voted down in the Senate has been renominated.
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Mammograms In 3-D May Be Better, But Hard Proof Is Missing

A new kind of mammogram that takes many X-rays to make a three-dimensional image can help doctors find cancer and reduce false alarms. But it's still unclear who might benefit from the technique, and whether it's worth the higher cost and double dose of radiation.
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Guardian Editor: We've Published 1 Percent Of Snowden Files

In testimony before Britain's Parliament, Alan Rusbridger tells lawmakers that about 58,000 files obtained from Snowden, or "about 1 percent," have been published by the paper.
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Seahawks Fans Cause Earthquake, Set Noise Record

During Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans, the home team's fans went wild. They stomped so hard that a nearby seismometer's needle moved. Meanwhile, the noise at CenturyLink Field was louder than a jet engine.

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