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Ron Paul Backers Dominate Nevada's GOP Convention

Mitt Romney is not the only Republican running for president. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is still in the race. Over the weekend in Nevada, Paul supporters outnumber Romney backers at the state GOP convention in Sparks.
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Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Cash-strapped states are embracing the millions of dollars in new tax revenue coming from shale oil and gas development. But there aren't enough inspectors to make sure the sites aren't polluting. The problem seems especially apparent in Colorado, which now has more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells but the state employs just 17 inspectors.
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Sept. 11 Defendants Focus On Torture During Hearing

The alleged mastermind of the Sept.11 attacks and four other defendants appeared in a military courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, over the weekend. The hearing was supposed to be a straightforward arraignment, but nothing went according to plan.

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Romney's 1994 Senate Loss Left Lasting Marks

Here's one thing Mitt Romney has in common with President Obama: They both lost their first political campaign. Romney went down in defeat when he took on Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994. In that race, he learned lessons that he has put in action on the trail — and said things that still echo today.
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Never-Married Parents Get Help From Special Court

About 40 percent of American children are born to unmarried parents, and many of those parental relationships dissolve before the child reaches kindergarten. A county in Minnesota has created a Co-Parenting Court to help these typically very young and low-income parents stay involved.
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Before The IPO: A Private Market For Tech Shares

Facebook will soon go public, allowing anyone to buy shares of the social networking giant. But sophisticated investors have already been buying pieces of Facebook and other hot tech stocks, on private exchanges and secondary markets.
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Tornado Recovery Offers Joplin Students New Lessons

It's been nearly a year since a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., destroying several school buildings. As the city rebuilds, some students have been attending a makeshift facility at the mall. Students, teachers and administrators reflect on a tumultuous year that has brought healing and hope.

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