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Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam

The federal government promised almost 30 years ago to find a place to bury nuclear waste from power plants. It hasn't. So 70,000 tons of waste is piling up at power plants around the country, and a federal appeals court has told the government it needs to prove the temporary solution is truly safe.
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Farmers Split Over Subsidies As Senate Farm Bill Debate Begins

Midwestern farmers experiencing unusually good yields are OK with losing some farm bill subsidies as Congress negotiates changes this year. But some of their Southern counterparts are arguing against it.
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Why The Farm Bill's Provisions Will Matter To You

The bill covers everything from farm subsidies and crop insurance to forestry, food stamps and school lunches.
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As GOP Cashes In, Democrats Search For Billionaires

Democrats knew they'd have trouble with the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. Yet the disparity is huge between what Republicans are raising in unlimited anonymous donations and what Democrats have been able to collect.
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Credit Card Debt Cut: The Reason May Surprise You

A new study showing that Americans lost nearly 40 percent of their wealth in the Great Recession turned up another notable result: Credit card debt also fell sharply; the median family's balance tumbled 16 percent. But it's not just because people rushed to pay off their plastic.
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Where Are The Democratic Billionaires?

Democrats knew that they would be disadvantaged under the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. But the disparity between the amount of money Republicans can raise in unlimited anonymous donations and what the Democrats have been able to raise is huge.
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The Salton Sea Fades Away, And A Town With It

Once a popular tourist destination, California's largest lake has been slowly shrinking over the years. A water transfer deal passed in 2003 could speed up that process, and some are now worried it could be an environmental and health disaster for the region.

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