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Rust Belt Reboot Has Downtown Cleveland Rocking

Long the punch line of late-night comics, Cleveland is now part of a growing change that sees blue-collar downtowns attracting a new generation of residents looking for an affordable urban lifestyle.
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For Uninsured In Ore., A Flat Fee For Health Care

In Oregon, lawmakers recently loosened regulations on insurance, allowing so-called retainer medical clinics. These are medical practices that charge member patients a set monthly fee for basic medical care and don't accept insurance.
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Sandusky Trial Opens Near Penn State

The child sex-abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky opens Monday in Bellefonte, Pa. — just a few miles from Penn State University, where Sandusky was a longtime assistant football coach. Many of the jurors in the case have ties to Penn State. But legal experts say it's not clear how that will affect the trial.
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Fundraising By Text Message

The presidential campaigns have been raising money over the Internet for years. Now, under a new Federal Election Commission rule, they can accept donations right from cellphones.
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'Bill W.' Day Celebrates Alcoholics Anonymous Hero

Bill Wilson's simple grave in Vermont makes no mention of his work — co-founding Alcoholics Anonymous. But that doesn't stop people from visiting it, especially on the first Sunday in June. There, they celebrate Wilson, and his role in helping them change their lives.

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