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Tremors Upend L.A.'s Calm

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:47
In the past 20 years, the ground beneath this city has been unusually stable. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake Friday demanded the city's attention—and held it through the weekend with more than one hundred aftershocks.
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GOP Hopefuls Argue for Intervention

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:45
Republican Govs. Christie, Kasich and Walker, eying potential White House bids in 2016, made the case Saturday for the U.S. to play an outsize role on the world stage.
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Washington Landslide Death Toll Rises

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:09
The death toll from a massive landslide in Oso, Wash., edged up on Saturday, but there was good news too: the number of people believed to be missing plummeted.
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Florida First to Final Four, Beating Dayton

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:26
Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.
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Bid to Raise Malpractice Cap Gets a Rider

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:57
Backers of raising the cap on California's medical-malpractice awards are trying to couple that with a popular idea that doctors should undergo routine drug and alcohol testing.
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New York State Reaches Budget Deal

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:32
New York state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a budget that includes a property-tax rebate package and $300 million of state funding for the expansion of prekindergarten in New York City.
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Study Finds Medtronic Heart Valve Superior to Surgery

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:13
A minimally-invasive heart valve procedure with a device made by Medtronic was superior to open surgery in extending the lives of patients with diseased aortic valves, according to a study funded by the company.
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Health Insurers Make Late Push for Young Customers

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:01
Insurers are pressing ahead with a final marketing push to bring as many young, healthy customers as possible to their rolls and buttress a late surge in health-law enrollments.
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After Deadly Mudslide, Cries of Loss

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 16:45
An estimated 15 million cubic yards of mud and rock fell a week ago in what could eventually rank as one of the deadliest mudslides in U.S. history.
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Quake Strikes Outside Los Angeles

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:47
A moderately strong earthquake struck about 20 miles south of Los Angeles, sending a strong shake across the region but causing no major damage.
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Putin Calls Obama on Ukraine Crisis

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:42
Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a possible diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said.
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GM Recalls 971,000 More Vehicles

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 09:14
General Motors said it is recalling 971,000 more vehicles world-wide, the latest in a string of recalls to address faulty ignition switches and just days ahead of its CEO's appearance on Capitol Hill.
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Landrieu's Re-Election Push Seeks Energy Boost

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:25
Sen. Mary Landrieu has made one thing abundantly clear: Her re-election campaign and her new job running the Senate energy committee are inextricably linked.
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Michigan's Rep. Rogers to Retire

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:13
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, will retire at the end of the year and join talk radio company Cumulus Media.
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Christie Reclaims His Political Fate

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:58
Three months after a political scandal threatened to derail the presumed presidential aspirations of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, his office took steps to move beyond some of the worst headlines.
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Obama Calls for New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:25
In his fight against climate change, President Barack Obama is directing federal agencies to clamp down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas emitted from energy, agriculture and other industries.
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Chemical's Maker Cited It as a Risk

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:14
The maker of a chemical that leaked into the water supply in West Virginia this year warned in a 1998 document that the substance may cause blood disorders.
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Inflation Below Fed Target for 22nd Month in a Row

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:15
U.S. inflation ran below the Federal Reserve's target for the 22nd straight month in February, a development that could give central-bank officials pause as they debate whether to keep pulling back on bond buys.
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Consumer Sluggishness Seems to Be Growth Drag, for Now

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:12
A deceleration in consumer spending in recent months helped knock down estimates for U.S. growth in the first quarter, deferring hopes for a sustained pickup in the economy.
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Christie Ally Quits Port Authority Post

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:09
David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Friday, as the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal triggered a third resignation of a top ally of Gov. Chris Christie.
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