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17 indicted in NY international drug ring case

Posted: 06/27/2014 - Authorities say 17 members of an international drug ring flooded parts of New York, Massachusetts and Ohio with several tons of a narcotic obtained from Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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California authorities arrest 275 child predators

Posted: 06/27/2014 - Authorities throughout Southern California say they've arrested more than 275 child predators including a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, a U.S. Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department explorer.

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Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

Posted: 06/27/2014 - A Supreme Court decision that President Barack Obama exceeded his appointment authority comes as Obama mounts a determined campaign to use his executive powers when Congress fails to act on key aspects of his agenda.

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GM recalling nearly 29,000 Cruzes to fix air bags

Posted: 06/26/2014 - General Motors is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.

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Carjackers fail in the clutch, can't drive stick

Posted: 06/26/2014 - An attempted carjacking in Seattle failed when three carjackers found they were in a vehicle with a manual transmission and none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.

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FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

Posted: 06/26/2014 - The government wants to dramatically lower the height limits of buildings near hundreds of airports, but the proposal is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

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'Get a warrant' to search cell phones, justices say

Posted: 06/25/2014 - In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

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Obama: Climate change steps making a difference

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate change but said more must be done to address a generational problem.

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US: China's behavior offshore hurts its standing

Posted: 06/25/2014 - A senior U.S. official says China's coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing.

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FDA warns of allergic reactions with acne products

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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US weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal report.

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US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.

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Court sides with employees in retirement fund case

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The Supreme Court says a lawsuit can proceed against Fifth Third Bancorp that accused management of irresponsibly investing employee retirement money in the bank's then-failing stock.

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Christie faces another bridge probe

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation into how it paid for a $1 billion repair of a New Jersey bridge.

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Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors are taking a rare step by filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data while researching an HIV vaccine.

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