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Debby Unleashes Floods On Fla. Panhandle

Before Tropical Storm Debby was downgraded to a tropical depression, it had dumped about two feet of rain on parts of the Florida Panhandle — causing widespread flooding. On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott visited coastal Wakulla County.
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FBI Op Targets Cyber Criminals Stealing Credit Cards

U.S. law enforcement officials say 24 suspected computer hackers have been arrested in a sting operation. The FBI set up a fake online forum for people interested in trading credit card numbers and other financial information.
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UVa Board Reverses Itself, Reinstates President

The governing board at the University of Virginia voted unanimously to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday. Virginia's governor ordered the board to make a final decision on whether to keep Sullivan following more than two weeks of turmoil after several board members worked behind the scenes to oust the popular chief executive. Students and faculty called Sullivan's dismissal a coup and said the board was pushing too fast to make major changes at the university.
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Limits Put On Nonprofit Hospital Debt Collection

The U.S. Treasury Department last week released proposed rules to protect patients from abusive debt collection practices at nonprofit hospitals. The rules are required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. If the Supreme Court votes to strike down the health care law, the new debt collection rules would go away.
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BCS Presidents Approve Football Playoff System

College football will have a four-team playoff starting in 2014. A committee of university presidents announced an agreement on a new post-season regime Tuesday.
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Romney Wants Young Voters To Give Up On Obama

Young voters helped secure President Obama's victory in 2008. But the economy has hurt them in the last few years, and now Republican challenger Mitt Romney sees an opening.
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Exhale, Chicago: A Little Pot May Be Fine(d)

Chicago's leadership is considering a plan that would make adults caught with a small amount of marijuana subject to a fine instead of arrest. The idea is to use police more efficiently. But not all of the city's leaders agree. They'll discuss the rule Wednesday.
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Morale Takes A Hit At Beleaguered Fannie, Freddie

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been vilified for their role in the housing collapse. Key employees have left as morale has plummeted. But the two organizations are key to the functioning of the U.S. housing market, leaving some observers concerned about the ongoing brain drain.

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