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Law Aims To Keep Chicago From Becoming Petcoke Dumping Ground

Midwest refineries are processing crude oil from Canada's tar sands. Chicago officials voted to ban any new companies from storing petroleum coke in the city, and said existing companies can't expand.
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Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
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Selling Health Care To California's Latinos Got Lost In Translation

Certain sales strategies work well with American Latinos. California's insurance exchange didn't try any of them when advertising coverage with the Affordable Care Act.
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Growing An Urban Neighborhood, One Store At A Time

One Washington, D.C., community is trying to give itself a boost by attracting more businesses. A new strategy may help the area break away from old perceptions that have been hurting its main strip.
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Facebook To Restrict Posts About Private Gun Sales

The company says it will take a number of steps to try to curtail illegal gun trafficking online, including removing posts that advertise guns with "no background check required."
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Bin Laden's Brother-In-Law Goes On Trial In Manhattan

Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Bill Clinton, Party-Builder In Chief

The former president's political portfolio is in keeping with his longstanding efforts to build the Democratic Party into a more powerful organizational force.
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My Brother's Keeper In The Community: Hopes And Aims At Ground Level

President Obama's new initiative, My Brother's Keeper, aims to ease disparities faced by young men of color in the U.S. Malik Washington of the William Kellibrew Foundation explains what's needed to make it successful.
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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.
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Senate Democrats Defect On Obama Civil Rights Nominee

The clash over attorney Debo Adegbile's Justice Dept. nomination pitted powerful law enforcement interests against the civil rights community.

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