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Your American Dreams: Family, Friends And The Freedom To Roam

The concept of the American dream has been a part of our national consciousness for generations, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two people who define it precisely the same way. We asked for your take on the American dream; this is what you told us.
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Six Policies Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)

A summary of the economic policies that won a thumbs-up from our broad spectrum of economists — and would probably prove toxic to any actual presidential candidate.
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Ford Recalls Some 2013 Escapes, Tells Owners Not To Drive Them

A problem with a fuel line could lead to an engine fire, the company warned. The recall affects 2013 Escape models with 1.6-liter engines. Ford will deliver a loaner vehicle to owners and take the Escapes to its dealers for repair.
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When Art Meets Science, You'll Get The Picture

Sure, you've got a world-changing idea — but can you explain it? This new collaboration challenges artists to illuminate the inventions of young scientists.
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Tennessee Mosque Can Open; Imam Says America Is Better For That

"We can look to the people in the middle or far east or in the middle of Africa saying to them 'America is the role model. Try to learn from us in America,' " says Imam Ossama Bahloul. Opponents had tried to block the mosque's opening.
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The ABCs Of Election Reform

After the Supreme Court became involved in the 2000 presidential election outcome, several groups tried to update the country's electoral system. Where are we now? "Another 2000-style debacle could easily happen," says one advocate for change, "but worse. God help us."
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VIDEO: 'God's Plan' Led To Deadly Encounter With Trayvon, Zimmerman Says

While he is sorry that Trayvon Martin ended up dead, George Zimmerman says he doesn't regret anything he did the evening of Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. And he says he won't question why it happened.
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U.S. Men Held At Border With Canadian Contraband

Two Seattle men came back from a trip to Canada bearing gifts: Six chocolate eggs known as Kinder Surprise eggs because each has a plastic toy inside. But each egg carried a $2,500 fine. The men told KOMO News they were eventually allowed across without a fine, and without the eggs, which are banned in the U.S. as a choking hazard.
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Jobless Claims Rose By 34,000 Last Week

Claims continue at a pace signalling that the economy is still having trouble producing jobs.

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