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Starbucks Order Gives Ohio Mug Maker A Jolt

Last time you slid into a booth at a diner or a local coffee shop, the waitress probably arrived with a standard-issue, thick, off-white mug. More than likely that mug came from East Liverpool, Ohio. The city's ceramics industry has faded, but an order from Starbucks has brought relief to workers at one factory there.
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Does Leaking Secrets Damage National Security?

Last week's assignment of two federal prosecutors to investigate disclosures of national security information might have been the first shot in a new war on leaks. Advocates of open government say they fear an overreaction.
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Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library's Quiet Stacks

A renovation plan for the New York Public Library building on Manhattan's 42nd Street is being hotly contested. The plan calls for demolishing seven floors of stacks and moving many of the books to New Jersey. Supporters say the plan will salvage a strapped library system; critics say it will imperil the work of researchers.
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As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use

Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But critics say the United States needs to be careful because its rationale for the use of the high-tech weapons could be abused by others.
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Obama's Deportation Policies Have Failed, Immigrant Advocates Say

Even as President Obama hopes to win re-election with solid support from Latino voters, immigration advocates are lashing out at the administration's revised deportation policies. Critics say despite changes meant to slow deportations of undocumented immigrants who have obeyed laws since illegally entering the country, deportations continue apace.

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