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Commerce Secretary Takes Leave After Car Crash

Renee Montagne has the latest news on Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who was involved in a traffic accident in the Los Angeles area over the weekend.
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Ambulance Service A Struggle In Rural Colo. Counties

Some rural counties are having trouble affording ambulance services. Urban ambulances have frequent calls and less territory to cover, which helps keep them afloat. But in more sparsely populated areas, calls can be few and far between. Funding for these emergency services are low-hanging fruit for counties facing tough budgets. From member station KUNC, Grace Hood reports.
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Starbucks Order Gives Ohio Mug Maker A Jolt

Last time you slid into a booth at a diner or a local coffee shop, the waitress probably arrived with a standard-issue, thick, off-white mug. More than likely that mug came from East Liverpool, Ohio. The city's ceramics industry has faded, but an order from Starbucks has brought relief to workers at one factory there.
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Does Leaking Secrets Damage National Security?

Last week's assignment of two federal prosecutors to investigate disclosures of national security information might have been the first shot in a new war on leaks. Advocates of open government say they fear an overreaction.
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Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library's Quiet Stacks

A renovation plan for the New York Public Library building on Manhattan's 42nd Street is being hotly contested. The plan calls for demolishing seven floors of stacks and moving many of the books to New Jersey. Supporters say the plan will salvage a strapped library system; critics say it will imperil the work of researchers.

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