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How A Regulation Helped Ease Way For Stock Market's 'Flash Boys'

High-frequency trading has drastically altered the stock markets — and not always for the better, as the book Flash Boys makes clear. The roots of this kind of trading lie in a regulation passed to encourage the spread of electronic exchanges. Now, some critics say it's time to decide whether new rules are in order.
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In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing

Mourners left more than 600 pairs of sneakers at the site, shoes that held deeply personal meanings for runners before the race.
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Disease Detectives Are Solving Fewer Foodborne Illness Cases

The government has reported 42 percent fewer foodborne illness cases in the past decade and solved less than half of them, a report finds. But that doesn't necessarily mean the food supply is safer.
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Supreme Court Rejects Gay Wedding Photography Case

An appeal by a company that refused to photograph a gay wedding was turned down. The justices also refused to review a ruling that corporations cannot contribute directly to political candidates.
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Death Toll At 33 In Washington State Mudslide

Ten people are still listed as missing, officials say. According to the medical examiner's office, all of the victims recovered thus far have died of blunt force trauma.
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Cocaine Case Puts Spotlight On Fetal Harm Prosecutions

A Mississippi judge has thrown out a murder charge against Rennie Gibbs. At age 16, she gave birth to a stillborn child who tested positive for a cocaine byproduct. Tell Me More looks into the case.
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Chuck Stone Remembered For More Than His Newspaper Columns

Pioneering black journalist Chuck Stone died over the weekend. Philip Meyer pays tribute to his former colleague from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
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Fort Hood Shooting: No Simple Link To Mental Illness

The shooting at Fort Hood leaves many people talking about mental health and military culture. Host Michel Martin learns more from veteran Xiomara Sosa; and former Undersecretary of Defense Ed Dorn.
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New Airline Survey Gives Virgin America Top Rating

It's the carrier's second consecutive year at the top of the annual Air Quality Rating report, with JetBlue coming in second. Overall consumer complaints dropped 15 percent last year from 2012.
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Bench-Clearing Brawl Involves Police And Firefighters

It wouldn't be a hockey game without a brawl — even if it's a charity match. Video shows police and firefighters throwing punches at each other. The team of cops beat the firefighters 8-5.

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