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U.S. Marines Fighter Jet Crashes Near Air Base In England

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed northeast of Cambridge, England, Wednesday morning; local police officials say the pilot did not survive the crash.
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Lawmakers Seek Federal 'Oversight' Of Workers' Comp As States Limit Benefits

Members of the House and Senate are calling on the Labor Department to help injured workers who are losing benefits. The members cite an NPR/ProPublica investigation.
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Paul Ryan Could Be Next Speaker, But Hard-Liners Have A Big Decision To Make

The Wisconsin Republican reluctantly said he would run for speaker, but only if the rebellious factions of the House GOP Conference will unite behind him.
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Tickets, Toll Charges Sting For Stolen Car Owner

A Colorado woman has been able to keep track of her stolen car, thanks to the many tickets and toll charge bills she's received.
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FCC Moves To Cut High Cost Of Prisoners' Calls

Federal regulators want to cap the cost of phone calls from prison, which are far more expensive than ordinary calls. Commissions paid to local and state officials drive up costs, a phone firm says.
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How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

Nearly 200 countries have delegates in Bonn, Germany, this week, trying to figure out how to fight global warming. They're at a difficult point — what the nations have pledged so far isn't enough.
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More Than 100 Police Chiefs And Prosecutors Unite To Cut Prison Population

"Our experience has been ... that you really can reduce crime and incarceration at the same time," says Ronal Serpas of the new group, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration.
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Why Is Mammogram Advice Still Such A Tangle? Ask Your Doctor

Leading physicians' groups don't agree about when and how often women with an average risk for breast cancer should get a screening mammogram. But your history can help guide you and your doctor.
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Obama Begins Drug Addiction Prevention Conversation In West Virginia

In West Virginia, the number of heroin overdoses has increased almost five-fold since 2010. So today, President Obama will visit the state to host a community discussion about what's needed to help prevent and stop drug addiction across the U.S.
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Democratic Lawmakers Press Labor Officials To Step Up Workers' Comp Oversight

The NPR/ProPublica series on workers' compensation has prompted a response from 10 ranking Democrats of Senate and Congressional Committees. The lawmakers want the Department of Labor to strengthen its oversight of state changes in workers' comp benefits and suggest possible legislation.

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