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Fight Over Flame Retardants In Furniture Heats Up

Nearly every sofa and armchair sold in the U.S. is treated with flame-retardant chemicals thanks to an obscure California law. Some experts say the chemicals do little to prevent fires; others worry that they might cause health problems. The industry has opposed attempts to change the law.
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Stolen Phone Beams Photos To Owner, Who Puts Them On Facebook

When Katy McCaffrey's stolen iPhone began beaming her photos from a cruise ship, she posted a batch of photos from the purloined iPhone on her Facebook page, in an album called "Stolen iPhone Adventures."
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Blacks, Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship

While many black pastors condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them are often filled with gay singers and musicians. The fact that gays and lesbians often hold leadership position in the church is the worst kept secret in black America.
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I Vs. We: The 'Heart' Of Our Political Differences

For years, the Tea Party has held individualism up as the great American value. But columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. says that Americans historically have prized communitarianism just as much. In Our Divided Political Heart, Dionne argues that America is at its best when it balances the two.
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Romney And GOP-Linked Committees Close Fundraising Gap

With the latest campaign dollar totals officially on the FEC books, at least one thing is certain: President Obama will not have the huge spending advantage this November that he did four years ago. What is less certain: whether some big political donors can remain anonymous.

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