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Who's A Park For? Dog Owners Fight Park Service

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is expanding, but the relationship between the National Park Service and locals is off to a rocky start. New rules say people can't walk dogs off-leash anymore, and the community is furious.
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Saving Kansas City Schools Means Rescuing A City

The entire public school system has flunked; the Missouri Board of Education revoked its accreditation on Jan. 1. Decades of mismanagement and declining enrollment have broad consequences. The mayor says there is nothing he's supposed to do "that isn't some way affected by or built on education."
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On Romney's Michigan Tour, A Change Of Pace

The presidential candidate loosened up a bit in his home state, politicking in a way that hasn't happened lately. It seems he's closed the gap in polls with Rick Santorum, but not everyone is giving him a warm welcome ahead of Tuesday's primary.
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2012 Political TV: Ads, Lies And Videotape

Newt Gingrich says a pro-Mitt Romney superPAC should stop running a political ad that he claims tells lies about him. That raises the question of whether TV stations have any obligation — legal or ethical — to screen political ads for truthfulness.
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N.J.: NYPD Crossed The Line In Monitoring Muslims

There's new controversy over the New York Police Department's intelligence-gathering tactics after documents surfaced detailing information on Newark mosques and Muslim-owned businesses. Activists see it as an overly broad investigation of law-abiding Muslims, while local officials are upset by the department's reach outside New York City.
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Menu Math: When Counting Fast Food Calories Requires A Calculator

Is that veggie pizza at the local pizza chain 1,680 calories, or 2,960? Fast-food menus with calorie counts that are supposed to help eaters make healthier choices often aren't much help, a new study reports.
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Court: Unscrambling Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled for the first time that a suspect in a child porn case does not need to unlock his thoroughly-scrambled computer hard drives because it would violate his Fifth Amendment rights. That ruling conflicts with two other cases, including one this week where a Denver-based appeals court says a Romanian immigrant needs to turn over an unencrypted version of her laptop hard drive to help authorities pursue a mortgage fraud case.
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Braun Return The Biggest Story In Baseball Training

Baseball spring training is getting under way. One of the biggest stories of players returning is National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. On Thursday, he won an appeal after failing a drug test. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for more about that story and what else to expect during the training season.
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CU In Court: Texts Can Be A Divorce Lawyer's Dream

From infidelity to drinking problems, divorce attorneys say texts have become powerful tools for undermining a spouse's credibility, and more and more divorce and custody cases are making use of them.

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