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Meeting Minutes Show Human Side To Fiscal Crisis

The Federal Reserve has released transcripts from more than a dozen meetings that took place in 2008, as Fed officials and other regulators struggled to get on top of an unfolding crisis.
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New Military Ethics Chief Will Face A Full Plate

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to appoint a senior officer to oversee military ethics, in response to recent high-profile ethics problems. Whoever takes the job will face a stiff challenge.
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New Law Stubs Toe On A Tough Unknown: Who Owns The Guns?

Tens of thousands may have failed to comply with a Connecticut law that requires gun owners to register their weapons. As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the state faces a few problems enforcing the law.
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It's Winner-Take-All In NASCAR's New Chase

NASCAR executives and drivers hope changes to the playoff system boost flagging TV ratings and attendance. The new rules alter how drivers qualify, and the season has a Super-Bowl-like finish.
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Finally: U.S. Speedskaters Break Drought, Win Silver In New Race Suits

The American Speedskating team that came to Russia with high expectations has won its first Olympic medal in Sochi, two days before the Winter Games will come to an end.
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Enterprising Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Marijuana Clinic

Danielle Lei, 13, set up her table of Girl Scout cookies outside The Green Cross dispensary in San Francisco and sold a whopping 117 boxes in a single day.
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U.S. Loses To Canada 1-0; Will Play in Bronze Hockey Match

Despite a feverish finish that included an empty American net, the U.S. men weren't able to even the score and force overtime. Canada scored midway through, and held on to win a tense game.
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What Sbarro's Woes Say About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.
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Tech Week: Facebook's Bet, Streaming Fight, Google Maps Indoors

What a week in technology news: Facebook made a $19 billion purchase, Verizon and Netflix are feuding and Google's trying impressive new projects.
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U.S. Official: Beijing Preparing For 'Short, Sharp' War With Japan

A senior intelligence officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China has been wargaming a conflict in the East China Sea that might center around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain.

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