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Mistrial Declared In Trial Of Baltimore Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Death

A Baltimore judge declared a mistrial in the case of police officer William Porter after the jury could not reach an agreement on any of the four charges Porter faced.
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Follow The Money: Congress Uses Budget Bill To Rewrite Food Policies

As lawmakers revealed a spending bill to keep the government running, they also took the time to weigh in on school lunch, GM salmon, calorie postings on menus and meat labels.
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Judge Declares Mistrial In Baltimore Police Case After Jury Deadlocks

The jury couldn't reach a verdict on involuntary manslaughter and three other charges Officer William Porter faced over the death of Freddie Gray.

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Cybersecurity Legislation Finds A Place In U.S. Budget Bill

Congress has been trying to tackle cybersecurity for years. After several attempts to craft information-sharing legislation, the latest one has found its way into the must-pass federal spending bill.
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NASA Is Seeking Astronauts. Do You Have The Right Stuff?

Less than 1 percent of applicants make the cut. But there's more than one way in. Passion helps. Be persistent. Oh, and be tops in what you're doing right now.
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Trucks Hit Record 20.4 MPG, EPA Says; Carmakers Are Ahead Of Emissions Standards

Fuel economy is at record highs and carmakers have surpassed strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for the third straight year, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
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In His Own Words: How A Gym Teacher Invented Basketball In 1891

In what may be the only recording of his voice, James Naismith describes how he created basketball to occupy his stir-crazy students during a snowy winter in New England.
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Michigan Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Over Lead Levels

Lead poisoning has caused irreversible health problems for children in the city of Flint. Mayor Karen Weaver calls it a "man-made disaster" and says the situation is still dangerous.
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Federal Reserve Announces Hike In Short-Term Interest Rates

After holding rates near zero for seven years, the Fed approved a small increase Wednesday. While that step seems minor, the impact could be huge in 2016 as borrowing costs head up.
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No Government Shutdown Likely; Here's What's In The Spending Bill

A tax package will get a vote Thursday in the House, while a spending package will get a vote Friday. The Senate is expected to bundle them together and send them to the president for his signature.

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