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Why The Democrats' Koch Brothers Fixation?

Democrats are painting Republican senatorial candidates as stalking horses for the billionaire Koch brothers. Republicans say Democrats are desperate.
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Girl Scout Sells Record 18,107 Boxes, Says She Can Move Samoa

Katie Francis, a sixth-grader in Oklahoma City, had some sweet success and the old record apparently crumbled. One of her secrets: "Ask everybody that I see" to buy a box.
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Madoff Aides Found Guilty For Role In Massive Ponzi Scheme

Five of Bernie Madoff's former employees were found guilty of helping him fleece investors of $17 billion. They were convicted on charges of securities fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion.
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Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China

Asian carp are not just a problem for the Great Lakes region. Fish processors in Kentucky are finding novel ways to dispose of them — including sending them to China, where they are prized as food.
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Indiana Cuts The Core Without Telling Teachers What Comes Next

Indiana became the first state to adopt, then repeal, the Common Core State Standards. As Elle Moxley of WFIU reports, the repeal has left some teachers scratching their heads.
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Caution And Concern Prevail In Days Following Washington Landslide

Officials in Washington say they've received 108 reports of people missing in the region hit by a recent landslide. But they say that is a "soft number" and rescue efforts continue.
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Oil Spill Disrupts A Waterway Thick With Barges And Birds

Thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, Texas, over the weekend. The spill disrupted shipping and threatens wildlife in the area, and the containment effort has begun.
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In Response to Putin, Western Leaders Hope To Make The Man An Island

The U.S. and EU are trying to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine. By doing so, they hope to create in Moscow a growing sense of isolation from the international community.
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Crimea Casts Long Shadow In Amsterdam, Where G7 Leaders Meet

A major nuclear summit in the Netherlands is convening more than 50 world leaders, including President Obama. The meeting allows European and U.S. leaders to discuss a concerted response to Russia.
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Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate Is On

Google Glass is a lightweight frame that sits on the nose with a tiny computer built into the lens. Before it even hits stores, lawmakers in several states want to ban it on the roads.

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