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Amazon Considers Expanding Grocery Delivery Service

Currently, Amazon.com only offers food delivery in Seattle, where the company is based. Food goes bad fast and it's hard to make a profit. But slim profit margins are what have made Amazon a juggernaut.
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Holder On The Hot Seat Over Leak Investigations

The attorney general heads to the Senate on Thursday, where lawmakers are sure to demand answers. But being in the center of the storm is nothing new for Holder. Over four years in office, he has been a lightning rod for the president's fiercest critics.
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NSA Collecting Verizon Phone Records Of American Customers

A FISA court order gives the government the power to obtain the information for a three-month period that ends July 19. The order covers all Verizon calls made within the U.S., and between the U.S. and other countries. The order covers call data — not the actual conversations.
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Vilsack: Farmers Must Respond To Rising Temperatures

Farmers, foresters, and ranchers need to respond now to the impact of climate change on their businesses, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "You're going to see crops produced in one area no longer able to be produced, unless we mitigate and adapt now," he says.
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84-Year-Old Woman Claims Powerball Jackpot

Gloria C. MacKenzie, a retiree from Maine, opted to take the prize in a lump sum of just over $370 million. After taxes, she'll take home $270 million. In a statement, she said another customer let her get ahead in line.
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Andrea, First Named Storm Of 2013 Season, Forms In Gulf

Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Andrea to bring heavy rains to Florida before moving up the East Coast in the coming days. It is the first named storm in what is expected to be a busy hurricane season.
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DEA Arrests Scarsdale Mom In Massive Pot-Growing Scheme

A mother who drives a Mercedes SUV and lives in Scarsdale, N.Y., is facing serious drug charges, after federal investigators accused her of being the mastermind behind an operation growing nearly 3,000 marijuana plants in a Queens warehouse.

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