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First U.S. Company To Enter Export Market For Natural Gas

With supplies high and prices at historic lows, there's debate whether U.S. companies should be allowed to export the gas overseas for a higher price. Many energy companies have applied for government approval to ship liquefied natural gas worldwide. So far, only one company has gotten a license to do that in the past 30 years..
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After shooting, New Orleans Area Begins To Return To Normal

Police in New Orleans have arrested six people in connection with last Sunday's mass shooting at a Mother's Day parade. Two brothers have been charged with 20 counts of attempted murder, for firing guns into a dancing crowd. Four others have been charged with assisting them after the fact.
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Obama Moves Aggressively Into Damage Control Mode

President Obama is in the middle of a series of scandals. But are they serious enough to undermine his second term? Veterans of past Washington scandals assess the potential for political peril, and what the president can do about it.
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Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Demand increased recently, leading to widespread shortages. An economics textbook would say ammo sellers should have raised prices rather than have empty shelves. But that hasn't happened.
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LA Mayor Candidates Try To Persuade Voters To Pay Attention

City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel are in an all-out blitz for votes ahead of Tuesday's election to replace the term-limited Antonio Villaraigosa. But observers say the race hasn't garnered much interest — even though Greuel could become the first female mayor.
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AP Case Adds To Obama Team's Tough Record On Leaks

His administration has prosecuted six people for giving reporters information about secret national security operations — twice as many cases as all previous presidents combined. Amid criticism from First Amendment advocates, the White House insists it values both press freedoms and national security.
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Honolulu Jury Convicts Man Of 2011 Shooting Rampage

He was convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting spree that left a mother of 10 dead and two others wounded. Prosecutors are expected to seek life without parole.
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Drought Eases In The East, But Still Worrisome Out West

Forecasters are predicting better rainfall for the East and Midwest, but in parts of the West, drought conditions will persist.

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