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Harsh Winter Puts The Brakes On U.S. Economic Growth

First-quarter GDP fell to just 0.1 percent, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which blamed much of the slowing on weather-related factors.
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After Tornadoes, States Now Brace For Flooding

Following this week's twisters that killed at least 35 people in six states, the weather system is now dumping heavy rain in the East and parts of the South.
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Cannabis Industry Sponsors Colorado Symphony Shows

The symphony sees it as a way to reach a younger, more diverse audience. Marijuana is legal in Colorado but it won't be for sale at the concession stands.
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U.S. Border Patrol Scrutinized For Increasing Fatalities

Shooting deaths of foreign national is up along the Southwest border. The agency has been called to modify its use-of-lethal-force policy. But it has a culture of secrecy and lacks transparency.
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Varying Auto Safety Standards Interfere With Trade Negotiations

The U.S. and Europe have different car safety standards. Some of them are small while others are more dramatic. All car makers agree that the different standards are a pain. So why the difference?
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Ranchers Conflict With Grazing Fees Began Decades Ago

The controversy over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's fight with the federal government seems to have come out of nowhere. It, however, is just the latest skirmish in a fight that's goes back 150 years.
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Drug Protocol Goes Wrong In Oklahoma Execution

A death-row inmate died of a heart attack after the state attempted to execute him by lethal injection. Renee Montagne talks to Ziva Branstetter, a reporter for Tulsa Word, who covered the execution.
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High Court Ruling Likely To Control Patent Trolls

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for companies to get their legal fees paid when they are unreasonably sued for patent infringement. Patent trolls own patents but don't make any products.
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Why Is A French Economist's 700-Page Book So Popular?

French economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a sensation. He's been all over the media, and he's lecturing to packed houses on his current U.S. tour.
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Concerns Raised Over Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas

Environmental groups that have mired the Keystone XL pipeline in delays now are focusing on LNG export terminals. They say opening up exports of natural gas will hasten domestic hydraulic fracturing.

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