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Calif. voters split on tax targeted by Big Tobacco

Posted: 06/06/2012 - A California initiative to raise the tax on tobacco products was losing early Wednesday but the vote was still too close to call because hundreds of thousands of ballots potentially remained uncounted.

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Calif. city's lawmakers ready bankruptcy plan

Posted: 06/06/2012 - A California city that has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing if officials are unable to broker a deal with the city's creditors.

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Calif. voters split on tax targeted by Big Tobacco

Posted: 06/06/2012 - A high-profile California cigarette tax initiative backed by cycling legend Lance Armstrong that once seemed like a sure thing teetered on the brink of defeat Wednesday.

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Ohio teen runner helps carry competitor to finish

Posted: 06/06/2012 - A western Ohio high school runner who helped a struggling competitor finish their race is being praised for her sportsmanship and trying to cope with the attention it has sparked.

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Sandusky jurors include Penn State senior, ex-prof

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Most of the men and women who may render a verdict in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case have been chosen, and their ranks reflect the strong role Penn State plays in its surrounding community.

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In Mass., individual mandate sparks little outcry

Posted: 06/06/2012 - in Massachusetts, the only state with a so-called individual mandate, the threat of a tax penalty has sparked little public outcry since the law was signed in 2006 by the governor, Mitt Romney.

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Wisconsin outcome signals opportunity for Romney

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall victory in Wisconsin sets the stage for what's now expected to be a hard-fought presidential battle for this Midwestern state.

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Silhouetted Venus reminder of solar system's size

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Filtering the sun's light to a miniscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers over the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth's closest star.

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Gay marriage ban backers look to US Supreme Court

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a landmark appellate court ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional.

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SpaceX capsule back on solid ground after flight

Posted: 06/05/2012 - A SpaceX spokeswoman says the Dragon is now headed to the company's rocket factory in McGregor, Texas, for unloading. Space station astronauts filled the capsule with 1,400 pounds of old equipment.

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Zimmerman delays filing for new bond hearing

Posted: 06/05/2012 - An attorney for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is delaying his request for a new bond hearing.

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US service companies expanded in May

Posted: 06/05/2012 - U.S. service companies, which employ roughly 90 percent of the work force, expanded at a slightly faster pace in May, marking the 29th straight month of expansion.

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Trial looms in Fla. burning attack on teen

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Police video and audio recordings made by the seven boys involved and several other witnesses give an account of a chance discovery and a split-second decision that almost killed Brewer.

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Obama, Senate Dems court women with fair pay bill

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Democrats say women now earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man and that the bill would require companies to show that differences in wages are not based on gender.

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Clemens loses bid to have Issa testify in trial

Posted: 06/05/2012 - U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton almost made it sound like he was doing Roger Clemens' lawyers a favor when he ruled that they can't call Rep. Darrell Issa as a witness.

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APNewsBreak: Grapevine quarantine partially lifted

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The European grapevine moth managed to destroy an entire Napa County vineyard's crop at peak harvest time before anyone recognized the new invader in September 2009.

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NTSB to decide cause of deadly NY tour bus crash

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The results of an investigation into a deadly tour bus crash in New York last year that killed 15 passengers and helped prompt a crackdown on rogue bus operators by federal regulators are about to be released.

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Obama administration sets housing agency pay caps

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The action comes as the administration revealed that the top official at the Atlanta housing agency received a compensation package of $644,214, the highest in the country.

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Trial looms in Fla. burning attack on teen

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The day he was set on fire, Michael Brewer didn't attend classes at his middle school because he was afraid he might get beaten up by some other boys.

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China tells US to stop reporting Beijing's bad air

Updated: 06/05/2012 - China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular U.S. Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in Beijing.

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