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Rob Store, Go To Prison, Serve Time, Repeat?

Christopher Miller was jailed in 2000 for robbing a New Jersey shoe store. One day after his release, police say, he returned to the scene of the crime and robbed the store again. He's under arrest.
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Washington State Mudslide: Heartbreaking Search Resumes

The death toll is said to be at 24, and officials say it's likely to rise. They're trying to winnow down a list of missing persons that stands at 176 but may include many duplicate reports.
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In Ohio, Gov. Kasich Rises From Forsaken to Favorite

At one time, John Kasich was the nation's least popular governor. Now, with the state economy improving, his challenger is struggling to convince voters to turn him out.
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Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Announce Separation

A celebrity couple splitting up is sadly not so unusual. But they can be creative when announcing it. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin said they will be "consciously uncoupling."
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Manhattan Gets Its First Cupcake ATM

The pink machine is next to the bakery for Sprinkles Cupcakes. It will be restocked 24 hours a day with up to 20 flavors.
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Most Uninsured Don't Know Health Coverage Deadline Looms

The Obama administration says some people will be able to extend the enrollment process past March 31. But failing to start the process by then can have serious financial consequences.
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German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas

Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders.
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Arizona Struggles To Gain Cross-Border Trade With Mexico

In 2010, Arizona passed laws aimed at undocumented immigrants. As a result, business relations with Mexico — Arizona's biggest trading partner — began to suffer.
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Toxic Chemical Dioxane Detected In More Water Supplies

West Virginia's drinking water crisis earlier this year highlighted an unsettling truth about tap water: Treatment plants test for only a fraction of the chemicals in use.
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Air Force Academy Squadrons Test Peer-Effect Assumptions

Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. An unusual social engineering experiment tried to apply what's known about peer effects to the real world.

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