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This Hamster Gets To Eat Two Tiny Burritos

Do your pets eat better than you? A hamster with a taste for Tex-Mex food gets to feast on homemade burritos, courtesy of his very own chef.
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Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.
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MERS Virus Comes To U.S., But Risk To Public Is Deemed Low

An American health care worker who worked in Saudi Arabia is the first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in this country. Health officials are concerned but not panicked.
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The Grim History Of The Modern Death Penalty

Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, offers a primer on the history of capital punishment.
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Amid New Details Of Botched Execution, A Timeline Of Final Hours

Details of the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett reveal a procedure rife with problems. A timeline released by the state's Department of Corrections offers unsettling insight into the day of Lockett's death.
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What's The Secret To Minnesota's Success On Jobs?

The labor market has recovered strongly in Minnesota, where the unemployment rate is just 4.8 percent.
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Out Of White House Meeting, Obama And Merkel Emerge United On Russia

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday, in an effort to present a united front on the Ukrainian crisis. The pair held a joint press conference discussing the prospect of further sanctions on Russia.
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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Small, independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They're not far off from the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but have been updated for the modern foodie.
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Don't Count On Travel Insurance To Cover Mental Health

People buy travel insurance so they won't lose a lot of money if they become ill and can't travel. But for most policies, "ill" doesn't include mental illness. Some travelers discover that too late.
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Does 'Rich Bigot' Sterling Deserve A Break?

The NBA could push Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team over statements he made about African-Americans. But is he being unfairly chastised? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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