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Court: Non-Profits Must Reveal Political Ad Donors

The identities of some of America's biggest political donors may be made known now that a federal appeals court has refused to stay a lower court ruling on the subject. The trial court had said some non-profit groups that run campaign ads could no longer keep donors secret.
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'Close Encounters' With Gas Well Pollution

Hundreds of thousands of natural gas wells have sprung up across the country. In Garfield County, Colo., the drilling rigs are so close to homes that some people call them "Close Encounters." When the gas boom began a decade ago, residents began asking: Is it safe to live this close? Their quest for answers became too polarizing to pursue.
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Why Do Terrorists So Often Go For Planes?

The latest terrorism scare, like so many others, involved a plot to blow up an airplane. While it seems many terrorist groups are fixated on planes, there are also signs that they're now looking for easier targets that can cause catastrophic damage.
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Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews

Boiling down the last of the season maple sap and brewing a strong dark beer to share in the summer was a common tradition on Vermont farms a couple of generations ago. The practice had all but died out but is being revived now, thanks to a handful of local brewers.
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Ron Paul Spokesman: Candidate Unlikely To Ever Endorse Romney

Presidential candidate Ron Paul is not expected to ultimately endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Paul's chief strategist said Tuesday. "Never say never, but I don't believe that's likely," said Jesse Benton.
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Americans Elect Could Field Third-Party Candidate But, In End, Lacked One

Americans Elect, the nationwide effort to launch a credible third-party presidential campaign, has money, media attention and — most importantly — access to the ballot in dozens of states. What it doesn't have is a candidate for president. And its internal deadline for finding one has just passed.
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Reports: Justice Dept. Probing JPMorgan's Big Loss

A Justice probe would be in addition to another investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Meanwhile, CEO Jamie Dimon survived a challenge at the company's annual meeting.
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Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?

The school year is winding down, and lots of young people are in the market for a summer job. But finding one in this economy can be hard, especially for teenagers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about what the Obama Administration is trying to do to help.
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Why So Many Ph.D.s Are On Food Stamps

It's no secret more Americans are relying on food stamps, but host Michel Martin looks at why those applying for government aid with master's and Ph.D degrees have more than doubled in recent years. Martin speaks with Stacey Patton, a reporter with The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Tony Yang, who is unemployed and holds a doctorate degree.

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