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Detroit Tries To Stave Off State Takeover Of Finances

If the mayor and City Council can't agree on a plan to reduce the budget deficit, state officials are poised to take away their power over Detroit's purse strings. The mayor and the council blame each other for the impasse. And with the deficit deepening, residents' frustration continues to mount.
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The World In 2030: Asia Rises, The West Declines

The planet may also be racked by wars over food and water; and individuals, equipped with new lethal and disruptive technologies, will be capable of causing widespread harm. The scenarios are the work of the National Intelligence Council, comprising the 17 U.S. government intelligence agencies.
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'Profoundly Sorry' HSBC Reaches $1.9B Settlement In Money-Laundering Case

The deal settles allegations that HSBC ignored red flags of massive money laundering by Mexican drug cartels and allowed transfers of billions of dollars from sanctioned nations like Iran.
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Forget The Register: Stores Use Mobile To Make Sales On The Spot

Cash registers may be on the wane in some stores as more retailers help customers complete purchases using mobile devices. It's convenient for shoppers, and retailers benefit by leaving customers less time to change their mind about a purchase.
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The Feds Can Tell Ernest Hemingway's Cats What To Do; Here's Why

Cats descended from one given to the writer live at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West. A visitor filed a complaint with the law. Now, judges have said the U.S. Department of Agriculture can regulate those felines. Yes, Hemingway's cats are a federal case. It's a long story.
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Maine Prostitution Scandal Makes Locals Anxious

Some residents of Southern Maine have a new ritual — checking the newspaper for the biweekly list of people caught up in a prostitution scandal. The case centers on a Kennebunk Zumba instructor who was allegedly also a prostitute. Those who are rumored to be on the list of patrons face months of speculation while they try to clear their names.
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Special Ops Forces May Need To Change Mentality

Audie Cornish speaks about the future of special operations forces with Council on Foreign Relations scholar and national security expert, Linda Robinson.
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Obama Backs Michigan Unions Over 'Right To Work'

President Barack Obama traveled to Redford, Mich., on Monday to carry on his campaign to cut a budget deal with House Republicans that includes raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. He spoke to workers at a diesel facility.

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