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  1. Feds Hope $5 Billion Settlement A Lesson For Polluters

    The Justice Department wants the settlement against Kerr-McGee to send a powerful message: corporations can't shirk their responsibility to clean up the toxic legacies of their operations.
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  2. Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

    Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.
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  3. Essay: Why Suzanne Heintz married a mannequin

    A Denver artist’s unusual project at the 2014 Women+Film VOICES Film Festival questions accepted notions of domestic bliss.
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  4. FCC Won't Ask Journalists To Explain Themselves After All

    The Federal Communications Commission conduced a strategic withdrawal from a politically controversial plan to ask journalists how they decide what is and isn't news.
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  5. Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

    Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.
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  6. Unemployment Benefit Program Set To Expire At Year's End

    More than 1 million people will immediately see their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off if Congress doesn't act by the end of December. Supporters and their Democratic allies in Congress are pushing to keep the emergency program going through 2014, but it will be a tough sell.
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  7. Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

    Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.
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  8. For The First Time, Medicare Reveals How Much It Pays Doctors

    Physicians and health data specialists caution that the information can be easily misconstrued. Some cancer doctors receive payments that cover the cost of expensive drugs for patients.
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  9. Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    Russia banned chocolate made by the leading Ukrainian presidential candidate at a time when political tensions are high between the countries. And we wanted to know: Is the chocolate any good?
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  10. In Australia, A Minute Of Silence Is Being Sold To Help Vets

    Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.
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