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Car Dealers Sue Tesla, Citing State Franchise Laws

Car dealers in New York and Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit that seeks to block Tesla from selling its pricey electric vehicles in those states. The dealers say they are defending state franchise laws, which require manufacturers to sell cars through dealers they do not own.
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What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

Political historian Allan Lichtman says he sees elections the way geophysicists see earthquakes — as events fundamentally driven by structural factors deep beneath the surface, rather than by superficial events at the surface.
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Navy SEALs Disciplined For Role In Videogame

The seven SEALs are charged with releasing classified information while working as consultants on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. One of them was involved in the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. All have received letters of reprimand and the loss of pay for two months.
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Bradley Manning Offers To Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges

It's the first indication that the Army private will acknowledge that he leaked classified information to the whistle-blowing website Wikieaks. The government could still try him on the 22 counts with which he is charged, including aiding the enemy. He faces life in prison.
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CBO Warns Again: Ignoring Fiscal Cliff Could Result In Recession

But the non-partisan government agency says it's a double-edged sword, because going over the cliff could also set up the economy for a healthy long run.
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Likely Suspects: Guessing Obama's Second-Term Cabinet

A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.
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You Can Thank A Whey Refinery For That Protein Smoothie

Milk isn't just something you drink anymore. It's become a raw material, like crude oil, that's refined into more valuable products, such as sugar for infant formula and protein powder that's used in energy bars.
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Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble?

Investors looking for safer and more profitable investments have been buying farmland across the Midwest, and the price of land is rising fast. But some economists say cropland prices can't go up forever and that investors are turning farmland into a bubble.
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Florida's Most Populous County Finishes Vote Count

It only took two extra days, but Florida's Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.
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'Fiscal Cliff' Will Change Terms Of Debate In Congress

Now that the election has passed, Washington, D.C., is looking ahead to forthcoming "fiscal cliff." Robert Siegel talks with Arizona Republican Congressman and Senator-elect Jeff Flake about the approaching cliff and the upcoming session of Congress.

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