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Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

A U.S. law aimed at tax cheats hiding money abroad has had unintended consequences and has complicated life for many Americans living overseas.
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How A Remote Alaska Road Became A Political Wedge Issue

Judging from an opponent's attack, you could easily conclude that Sen. Mark Begich opposes a lifeline to the small Aleutian village of King Cove. But the opposite is true.
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U.S. Government Will Back Loans For Nuclear Power

The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.
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Insurance, Not Injuries, May Determine Who Goes To Trauma Centers

People with severe injuries tend to fare much better at specialized trauma centers than in typical emergency rooms. But a study suggests less equipped hospitals are hanging on to patients who can pay.
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Facebook Will Buy WhatsApp Message Service For $19 Billion

WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.
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Female Figure Skaters Compete For Gold — And The Sport's Future

The competition is fierce: the defending South Korean champion, a 15-year-old Russian phenom who has thrilled the figure skating world, and three Americans heading into Thursday in the top 10.
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Washington's Corcoran Museum To Be Taken Over By National Gallery

The National Gallery of Art is named as a potential escape hatch for the oldest private art museum in Washington. The Corcoran Gallery has faced financial hurdles in recent years.
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Williams Is Second American To Win Winter And Summer Olympic Medals

One year ago, Lauryn Williams had never tried bobsled racing at all; she was only elevated to the elite U.S. women's team 11 days ago. Wednesday, she made Olympic history.
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As Execution Drugs Run Dry, Attention Turns To Source Of Shortage

The U.S. is experiencing a nationwide shortage of the drugs commonly used in lethal injections. The situation has stirred controversy not only in the U.S. but in Europe, as well.
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'Three Amigos' Talk Trade In Mexico

President Obama is meeting with heads of state from Canada and Mexico. These North American neighbors are often called the "three amigos." They are expected to talk about trade and border security.

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