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Divers Find 65-Foot Crack In Columbia River Dam

The 2-inch-wide crack was found after an engineer spotted an odd curve on part of the Wanapum Dam near the town of Vantage. The water behind the dam was drawn down to its lowest level in 50 years.
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The 'Blue-ing' Of Texas Is Unlikely To Start At The Top

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are expected to easily dispatch their primary opponents in the race for governor. But the reality of Texas politics will likely carry Abbott further.
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At Last, No News Is Good News When It Comes To The Weather

Spring hasn't exactly sprung. But for what seems like the first time in forever, forecasters aren't issuing any warnings about severe weather anywhere in the nation.
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Minnesota Farmer Builds 50-Foot Snowman

Greg Novak calls his snowman Granddaddy. It took him five weeks and hundreds of hours to construct.
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What's Your Travoltified Name?

After John Travolta messed up Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, Slate.com came up with widget that will figure out your "Travoltified" name. Enter a name. It spits out a mangled moniker.
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Sen. Cornyn Expected To Win Tuesday's GOP Primary In Texas

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is ahead of his leading challenger Steve Stockman, heading into Tuesday's Republican primary. Stockman was once a Tea Party favorite but he no longer enjoys their support.
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FCC To Fine TV Companies For Misuse Of Emergency Alert System

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines of nearly $2 million against Viacom, ESPN and NBCUniversal for broadcasting an ad that misuses the warning sounds of the emergency system.
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At The White House, It's Budget Day

President Obama unveils his nearly $4 trillion budget at an elementary school. But before the bound copy of the budget is even delivered to Congress, the fate of this spending plan is already sealed.
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Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks

The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.
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Europe Tells U.S. To Lay Off Brie And Get Its Own Cheese Names

The EU wants the U.S. to prohibit food makers from using names with historical ties to Europe. That means cheeses like Parmesan and Brie sold in the U.S. may have to find new names.

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