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Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

Posted: 06/12/2014 - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

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Ford lowering fuel economy on 6 vehicles

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Ford is lowering its fuel economy estimates for six models, including the Fiesta subcompact and hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Fusion sedan.

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Lawyers: GM seeks bankruptcy shield from lawsuit

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Lawyers for a Georgia family that is trying to reopen a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors say the company is trying to move the case to federal court so it can use bankruptcy as a shield from the claim.

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For White House, little joy in Cantor's defeat

Posted: 06/12/2014 - For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans' staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, Cantor's stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama.

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Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Even before a California judge's scathing ruling against the state's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states.

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USDA: Drought cuts wheat crop; corn, soybeans good

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The nation's wheat crop is smaller than earlier was predicted due to drought, but corn and soybean crop expectations have changed little in the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A look at scams targeting customers of strippers

Posted: 06/11/2014 - A New York City club manager and four women described as professional strippers are facing charges that the women scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks and driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards. An attorney for the suspected ringleader said Wednesday his client denies the charges.

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Hagel testifies Wednesday on Taliban prisoner swap

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face angry lawmakers Wednesday as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

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Senate Democrats push student loan bill

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Democrats are keeping up their election-year drumbeat on student loan rates, scheduling a Senate vote to debate legislation allowing students to refinance their debt at lower rates.

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Many seek new homes near cities but are priced out

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Americans increasingly say they prefer to live near the centers of cities and towns, where commutes are typically shorter and culture, restaurants and entertainment close by. It marks a shift away from the yearning for open suburban space that drove U.S. home construction for decades.

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Court rules against Wells Fargo

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Posted: 06/10/2014 - A federal appeals court said Tuesday that Wells Fargo cannot avoid new allegations of misconduct stemming from the mortgage crisis even though the bank has already paid $5 billion in a national settlement between the government and financial institutions.

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House to approve transportation, housing measure

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The GOP-controlled House is cruising toward passage of a huge bill funding transportation and housing programs despite protests from Democrats that the $105 billion measure shortchanges transit projects, Amtrak and rent subsidies for the poor.

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Hershey sues edible marijuana company

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles maker, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker.

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Report: Sex crimes were up at US colleges

Posted: 06/10/2014 - A new federal report says sex crimes reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased

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