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Construction Crew Works Gingerly Around Elephant

Oregon officials are trying to ease the stress of road construction along the Sunset Highway for at least one resident. Rose-Tu is a pregnant elephant at the nearby Oregon Zoo.
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CBO Report: U.S. Economy Could Slide Into Recession

The Congressional Budget Office is warning the U.S. economy could fall back into a recession if Washington doesn't address the looming fiscal crisis. The Bush-era tax cuts are supposed to expire as is a temporary reduction in the payroll tax. Meanwhile, deep cuts in federal spending are supposed to take place if Congress and the White House can't agree on a debt-reduction plan.
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VA Training Helps Clergy Minister To Vets

Veterans dealing with the trauma of war will often turn to a priest or pastor of their church for guidance before going to a mental health professional. Experts say that type of support can be especially important in rural areas that aren't near a VA medical center.
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Identity Theft: 'Kids Don't Know They're Victims'

It wasn't until she applied for Medicaid that Jennifer Andrushko discovered someone had been using her young son's Social Security number. Because kids don't have much use for credit, the crime often goes undiscovered for years. Now, Utah is piloting a program that would help protect children against fraud.
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Xerox CEO: 'If You Don't Transform, You're Stuck'

Founded in 1906, Xerox is one of America's most venerable companies. But the corporate giant has struggled in the digital age. CEO Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company, is working to transform a company known for photocopy machines into a services icon.
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Sprinter Speeds Toward London, And Olympic Gold

American athlete Allyson Felix is still weighing which events she'll focus on in London this summer. She already has two Olympic silver medals plus a relay gold. Now she wants an individual gold. To get it, she'll have to beat her arch-rival: Jamaica's Veronica Campbell Brown.

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