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Governors Settle On Super Bowl Bet

The governors of New York and Massachusetts are betting on the Giants and Patriots. Andrew Cuomo's wager includes bagels. Deval Patrick's bet includes clam chowder.
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Bill Would Make Cairn Terrier Kansas State Dog

A state lawmaker in Kansas is proposing a measure to make the cairn terrier the official state dog. Toto from The Wizard of Oz was that breed.
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Romney Rules In First Mega-State, But Warning Flags Fly Over Florida Results

ANALYSIS: Despite a sweeping victory, it was not all sweetness and light for Mitt Romney in the Sunshine State. Lacking a hero, many conservatives may have stayed home. Turnout this year was down from the primary of 2008 by 10 percentage points, more than 280,000 votes.
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Signing Day: Like Christmas For College Sports

On National Signing Day, high school seniors can officially plight their troth to a college football program. And that means grown-up college football zealots are acting like kids at Christmas: "Who will Santa bring to my alma mater's team?"
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Florida Win Boosts Romney To Front-Runner Status

After a stinging loss to Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary earlier this month, Mitt Romney is once again the front-runner in the Republican presidential race. Romney won the Florida primary Tuesday night by beating former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by 14 points.
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New Silica Rules Languish In Regulatory Black Hole

Last year it looked like stricter controls would be put in place to limit workers' exposure to dangerous silica dust. But for almost a year, the proposed regulations have been stalled at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Worker safety advocates are growing frustrated, but industry stakeholders say current regulations are sufficient.
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Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

A class-action lawsuit claims Monsanto spread dioxin and other toxic substances when it made a primary ingredient for Agent Orange in West Virginia. Dioxin has been linked to cancer and other illnesses. At issue is whether Monsanto must pay millions to monitor the health of everyone in the case.
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Despite Florida, GOP Concerns About Romney Linger

Mitt Romney's huge win in Florida positions him well for the contests ahead. The only thing the Florida outcome failed to do, some critics maintain, was present a convincing case that Romney is the best possible Republican candidate to take on President Obama.

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