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Senate Panel Considers Mayor Castro To Be HUD Secretary

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, 39, is in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, for his first hearing on his nomination to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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Overtime System At Customs And Border Protection Investigated

Whistleblowers say Customs and Border Protection employees are misusing an overtime program designed for law enforcement emergencies. It's said to be costing taxpayers $40 million a year.
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Overburdened VA Shelves Ad Campaign To Attract More Veterans

The VA is rethinking its outreach, and is pausing a $4 million ad campaign. The problem: outreach might bring more veterans into a system that's struggling to handle who it is already serving.
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Charitable Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels, Annual Report Shows

After the recession, experts predicted it would take many years for charitable giving to get back to where it was before the economic downturn. But it now appears to be right around the corner.
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Dent Guys Chase Hail Storms To Find Repair Work

Paintless Dent Repair technicians follow the hail across the country. They travel the world helping car dealerships and auto body shops deal with the deluge of damage that comes after a hail storm.
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Florida's New Regional Rail Service Raises Residents' Concerns

Florida East Coast Railway plans to start construction on an passenger line linking Miami with Orlando. Residents in towns through which the train passes worry about the impact on their communities
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Tensions Still High In 'Nevada Land' Over Cattle Dispute

Many of Cliven Bundy's supporters are gone, but the rancher is as defiant as ever since an armed standoff with the U.S. government. For now, it feels like each side is waiting for the other to blink.
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Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.
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Tornadoes Cause Widespread Damage, Injuries In Nebraska

Two twisters swept through the state's rural northeast, flattening one small town and causing serious damage in two others. One person was killed.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases'

In a major victory for gun control groups, the justices upheld by a 5-4 vote a federal ban on one person buying a gun for another.

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