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Varying Auto Safety Standards Interfere With Trade Negotiations

The U.S. and Europe have different car safety standards. Some of them are small while others are more dramatic. All car makers agree that the different standards are a pain. So why the difference?
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Ranchers Conflict With Grazing Fees Began Decades Ago

The controversy over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's fight with the federal government seems to have come out of nowhere. It, however, is just the latest skirmish in a fight that's goes back 150 years.
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Drug Protocol Goes Wrong In Oklahoma Execution

A death-row inmate died of a heart attack after the state attempted to execute him by lethal injection. Renee Montagne talks to Ziva Branstetter, a reporter for Tulsa Word, who covered the execution.
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High Court Ruling Likely To Control Patent Trolls

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for companies to get their legal fees paid when they are unreasonably sued for patent infringement. Patent trolls own patents but don't make any products.
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Why Is A French Economist's 700-Page Book So Popular?

French economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a sensation. He's been all over the media, and he's lecturing to packed houses on his current U.S. tour.
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Concerns Raised Over Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas

Environmental groups that have mired the Keystone XL pipeline in delays now are focusing on LNG export terminals. They say opening up exports of natural gas will hasten domestic hydraulic fracturing.
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White House Warns Highway Trust Fund Is Low On Funds

The Obama administration has sent to Congress a four-year $302 billion infrastructure bill. It proposes closing corporate loopholes to make up for lost revenues from the gas tax.
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Fans Rally Outside Staples Center To Support Clippers

LA Clippers fans have always supported their team, if not its owner Donald Sterling. We check in with people outside the Staples Center, where the Clippers played Golden State in the NBA playoffs.
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Training Men And Women On Campus To 'Speak Up' To Prevent Rape

Colleges are teaching students what's known as bystander intervention, based on the idea that both men and women can intervene to interrupt behaviors that could lead to sexual assault.
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Ranchers Conflict With Grazing Fees Began Decades Ago

The controversy over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's fight with the federal government seems to have come out of nowhere. It, however, is just the latest skirmish in a fight that's goes back 150 years.

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