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'Hero' Of Seattle Shootings: 'I Just Threw The Frigging Stool' At Gunman

But Lawrence Adams deflects the attention he's getting. He says the real hero is the barista who alerted police. A gunman killed four people at a cafe on Wednesday, and another person nearby, before taking his own life.
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'Call Of Duty' Creators, Activision Settle Lawsuit

Ben Fritz, a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks to David Greene about what was gearing up to be the biggest lawsuit in the history of the video game industry. The creators of the Call of Duty franchise and the games' publisher were suing each other in suits totaling more than $2 billion. The trial was to start Friday in Los Angeles, but the parties settled at the last minute.
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Schilling Blames Rhode Island For Company's Troubles

Rhode Island officials are wrestling with the meltdown of a video game company that was meant to bolster the economically depressed state. Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling blames the state for not keeping his company afloat. About 400 workers lost their jobs, and taxpayers are on the hook for close to $100 million.
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May Jobs Report Is Much Worse Than Expected

The Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 69,000 jobs last month — far fewer than analysts expected. The unemployment rate also rose to 8.2 percent, up from 8.1 percent in April. The monthly jobs report is an important weather vane for anyone trying to get a bead on which way the economic winds are blowing.
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New Owner Wants To Rescue Struggling Talbots

The private equity firm Sycamore Partners plans to turn around the 65-year-old retailer Talbots. Sycamore is buying the company for around 10 percent of the stock value five years ago.
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Chesapeake Energy Drives Oklahoma City's Economy

Oklahoma City is enjoying a rebound. The city's pro basketball team is in the playoffs and the unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country. But one of the city's leading companies, Chesapeake Energy, is in a tough spot because of falling natural gas prices. Local officials worry about what the fall of the company might mean to the Oklahoma capital.
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Fundraising Phenom Attracts Attention In Calif. Race

In congressional campaigns, the incumbent tends to have an advantage. But because of redistricting and a young challenger with impressive fundraising totals, the race in California's 9th district is highly competitive.
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Fla. Judge Blocks Parts Of Voter Registration Law

A federal judge in Florida has blocked the state from enforcing tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. Because of the restrictions, the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote had stopped registering voters in the state. The groups challenged the new law in court.
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Jury Acquits Edwards On 1 Count, Mistrial On Others

A jury in North Carolina Thursday acquitted John Edwards on one count in his federal campaign finance case and deadlocked on the others. The judge declared a mistrial. The government had accused the former vice presidential nominee of accepting campaign donations to cover-up an affair with his pregnant mistress. The government is unlikely to retry the case.
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Planned Parenthood Issue Haunts Komen's Races

Participation is down at some of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events which raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. The foundation may be suffering from the fallout of its decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood programs. The decision was quickly reversed.

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