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Conn. Firm Lured To N.C. By 'Hungry Workforce'

Some politicians across the country are getting crafty — trying to woo businesses to their states. But in North Carolina, it wasn't an elaborate government sales pitch that got a company in Connecticut interested in expansion. It was the state's high unemployment rate.
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Heritage Foundation Rallies Support To Defund Obamacare

The Heritage Foundation and its political activist arm Heritage Action are turning to the town hall format to try to stop the health care law. Foundation president and former GOP senator Jim DeMint was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monday night as part of a nine-city defund Obamacare tour.
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SEC Bans Falcone From Trading For 5 Years

Hedge Fund manager Phillip Falcone has agreed to pay an $18 million fine. As part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Falcone also agreed to a five-year ban from the securities industry.
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One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

California is currently the only state with a program to confiscate guns from residents prohibited from owning firearms. To find them, agents comb through a database of people who legally owned a gun until mental illness or a brush with the law rendered them no longer eligible for gun ownership.
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz To Renounce Canadian Citizenship

The Dallas Morning News reported Cruz holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. In a statement, Cruz, who's been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, announced plans to give up his Canadian citizenship.
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Bo No Longer Solo: Obamas Welcome New Puppy To Family

The Obamas have been joined at the White House by a new puppy, Sunny, who will now be a little sister to their current dog Bo. Like Bo, Sunny is a Portuguese Water Dog.
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How To Make A Mayor Go Away: San Diego Weighs Filner Options

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner continues to cling to his office, even as the City Council and activists devise plans to oust him.
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Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place

Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America. Worried that Google has an outsized hand in digitizing books, the DPLA is combining, on one site, the digital collections of libraries nationwide — free.
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Calif. Wins Permission To Force-Feed Prison Hunger Strikers

Protesting prison conditions, some inmates have refused all food for about seven weeks. The state wants to force-feed some inmates with do-not-resuscitate orders.
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Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

Fewer than 30,000 cases of the tick-borne illness are reported each year. But the CDC says surveys of labs that test for the disease, six years of insurance claims and other surveillance methods suggest that the number of infections is actually 10 times higher.

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