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Where Are The Democratic Billionaires?

Democrats knew that they would be disadvantaged under the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. But the disparity between the amount of money Republicans can raise in unlimited anonymous donations and what the Democrats have been able to raise is huge.
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The Salton Sea Fades Away, And A Town With It

Once a popular tourist destination, California's largest lake has been slowly shrinking over the years. A water transfer deal passed in 2003 could speed up that process, and some are now worried it could be an environmental and health disaster for the region.
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Attorney General Grilled On Security Leaks

Attorney General Eric Holder found himself in a familiar position Tuesday — up on Capitol Hill and under fire from Senate Republicans. One senator called on Holder to resign. Others on the Judiciary Committee wanted to know whether his Justice Department could properly pursue leak investigations — and why he wouldn't share more information about a botched gun operation.
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Roger Clemens Perjury Case In The Jury's Hands

The panel of eight women and four men began deliberations late Tuesday after prosecution and defense lawyers made their final arguments in the case against the star pitcher. Clemens is accused of lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
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Five Keys To The NBA's Elemental Finals: Thunder Vs. Heat

It sounds like a battle between graphic-novel superheroes, but the NBA's championship matchup, which starts tonight, pits two teams that couldn't be more different against each other. Starting with the marquee tilt, LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant, here's a look at five stellar storylines.

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