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Ring Found In Donated Capri Pants Worth $5,000

Deb Thompson went to a Minnesota Goodwill looking for a deal and some bling. She got both: a pair of gem-studded pants for $3.99. And in one of the pockets, a diamond ring worth at least $5,000. Thompson is trying to locate the owner.
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Wallet Lost Since The 1940's Returned To Owner

Warren Houghton accidentally dropped his wallet and baseball glove inside a wall in a one-room schoolhouse in Cornish, New Hampshire. Sixty-seven years later, construction workers found the wallet and glove, and shipped them to the owner.
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Senate Strips Public Funds From Party Conventions

The Senate has passed an amendment that would cut off public funding for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions. The funding has been coming from U.S. taxpayers who check the $3 box on their federal tax returns.
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Credit Rating Agency Moody's Downgrades 15 Banks

Fifteen major banks were downgraded Thursday in a reflection of the slowing global economy and volatility in financial markets. In a sweeping move, Moody's cut the credit ratings of some of the world's largest financial institutions, including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
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Romney Outraises Obama In May Fundraising Totals

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney last month was able to cut President Obama's fundraising advantage in half. His fundraising outstripped the Obama campaign — while at the same time, Romney was able to spend less, thanks to outside groups that continued a barrage of negative ads against his opponent.
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Will Immigration Plan Sway Latinos To Obama's Side?

President Obama travels to Florida Friday to address a large gathering of Latino politicians — one week after announcing that illegal immigrants who came to this country as children will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for at least two years. Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney criticized that policy when he spoke to the same group Thursday. The twin speeches highlight the important role Latino voters could play in the November election.
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Pa. Jury To Resume Deliberations In Sandusky Trial

Jerry Sandusky's trial on child sexual abuse charges is in the jury's hands. As they consider the 48 counts filed against the former Penn State assistant football coach, new allegations have emerged. Sandusky's adopted son now says he's also a victim.
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Calif. Budget Plan Cuts Programs To Trim Deficit

California Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal on the state's budget. The plan includes deep cuts to social programs. It would also knock three weeks off the school year unless voters approve new taxes proposed by Brown.
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Clevelanders Watch LeBron James Win NBA Title

When Ohio native LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat in 2010, he left behind a legion of furious fans who had followed his career since he was an Akron teenager. Now that James has won the NBA ring, are Clevelanders ready to forgive him for leaving?

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