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Boulder Gathers No Moss On Its Way To Los Angeles

Renee Montagne talks to Terry Emmert, who's in charge of transporting a 340 ton granite boulder to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be featured in a modern art exhibit.
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Stanford Convicted In $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme

In Houston Tuesday, a federal jury convicted Texas financier R. Allen Stanford of running a massive Ponzi scheme. Jurors agreed with prosecutors, who claimed he ran a global scheme that lasted more than 20 years and involved more than $7 billion in investments.
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Fight For GOP Nomination Is Over But Will Still Go On

Usually by this time in the nominating contests, the GOP has given its heart to its hero, and it's lights out for the rest. But once again, the GOP of 2012 refused to read the usual script.
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Is U.S. Energy Independence Finally Within Reach?

The U.S. has been dependent on foreign oil for its energy needs for decades. Some analysts now say the country could become energy independent over the next decade. Still, exactly what "energy independence" means is in dispute.
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In GOP Races, It's About Delegates And Santorum Probably Can't Get Enough

According to Josh Putnam, the political scientist who maintains the Frontloading HQ blog, it's all about delegates and Romney's lead in that department will be hard for Santorum to overcome to get the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination.
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How Do You Ship A Horse To The London Olympics? Carefully, And Via FedEx

The elite athletes who travel to London for this summer's Olympic Games will include petite gymnasts, huge wrestlers — and elite horses, which compete in dressage and other events. The man whose job it is to get 50-60 horses to England says, "It's quite a logistical feat."
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In Ohio, Kaptur Beats Kucinich; Schmidt Upset By Wenstrup

Kucinich's defeat represents the end of a remarkable political career, at least for the time being, which started when he was elected to the Cleveland City Council at age 23. He later became the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city when he was elected Cleveland's chief executive in 1977.
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What's Behind These High Gas Prices?

Americans use 300 million gallons of gasoline every day, so it's no surprise they keep a close eye on prices at the pump. Taxes, refinery regulations, transportation expenses and global crude oil supply and demand all influence rising costs.
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Ohio Exit-Poll Surprise: Romney Draws Low-Income, No-College Voters

Romney got 47 percent of voters 65 or over while Santorum got 31 percent of that vote. If Romney goes on to win the Ohio primary, it may be these older voters who gave him the critical edge.
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As Advertisers Flee Limbaugh, Pro-Gingrich SuperPAC Buys More Time

Just as dozens of advertisers were abandoning Rush Limbaugh's radio show, a pro-Gingrich superPAC actually increased its ad buy on the program. Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Winning Our Future explained that Limbaugh's show reaches more of the primary voters the superPAC wants to reach than any other show.

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