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Boston Hopes Red Sox Owner Can Turn Around 'Globe'

In Boston, a billionaire entrepreneur is buying the Boston Globe. John Henry is currently the owner of the Red Sox baseball team. He says he isn't interest in trying to influence the news — including the baseball coverage.
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Fort Hood Trial: Hasan Acknowledges Evidence Against Him

Day 1 of the court martial of Major Nidal Hasan featured a statement from the former Army psychiatrist. He acknowledged that he was the shooter in the attack that killed 13 and wounded more than 30. The military jury also heard testimony from one of those soldiers wounded.
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Cleveland House Of Horrors Comes Down

The house on Seymour Avenue where three women were held captive and raped for about a decade will be demolished this morning. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed May 6.
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Obama To Leno: 'There Is No Spying On Americans'

President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's surveillance program, telling NBC's Jay Leno that any tracking of phone numbers or email domestically was "connected to a terrorist attack."
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DOJ Sues Bank Of America Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging that the company lied to investors about the relative riskiness of the mortgage loans backing the residential mortgage-backed securities, made false statements after intentionally not performing proper due diligence and filled the securitization with a disproportionate amount of risky mortgages.
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With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company?

The news that billionaire Jeff Bezos has purchased The Washington Post came shortly after Red Sox owner John Henry agreed to buy The Boston Globe. That's left many scratching their heads as to why a successful businessperson would take on a paper when revenues are plummeting.
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Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget

The federal immigration checkpoint in Hudspeth County rounds up a lot more illegal drugs than undocumented immigrants. The feds used to help the county prosecute the low-level drug cases, but that money is drying up and the county is going to stop bringing minor cases to court, much to the sheriff's displeasure.
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Wells Are Running Dry In Parts Of Kansas

New pumping and irrigation systems made it easy for farmers to extract billions of gallons of water from the High Plains Aquifer. But now, parts of the aquifer are dried out, prompting a debate over how to preserve what once seemed to be an almost inexhaustible resource.
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California Takes Drivers' Orders For 'Vintage' Car Plates

Thousands of California drivers are ordering specialty vintage license tags for their cars, in a program that lets people choose new tags based on designs from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The throw-back plates will let drivers put iconic blue, black, or yellow tags on their vehicles.
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With 'Post' Purchase, High-Tech Continues Its March On D.C.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is just the latest tech mogul to plant a flag on the banks of the Potomac River.

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