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A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording

Aaron didn't think he would ever tell a teacher he was living on the street. But sharing a recording of his personal story, he says, was a relief.
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States Fight California's Cage-Free Egg Law. But It's Really About Bacon

Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages. The plaintiffs say the law is unconstitutional.
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From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice'

This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
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3 Lessons From Obama's Failed Justice Department Nomination

Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.
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Top Conservative Event Opens With Big Names, Red Meat And Fun

Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.
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Grocery Chains Safeway And Albertson's Announce Merger Deal

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson's, acquired a year ago.
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How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I

World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.
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In Pennsylvania, Gas Company Complaints Grab Statewide Attention

One of the biggest natural gas companies in the U.S. is facing legal trouble over allegations it cheats landowners out of royalty money. Chesapeake Energy has faced similar accusations across the U.S.
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Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Reforms

The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.
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Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All

The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica.

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