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Company works to contain West Virginia chemical leak

Posted: 01/10/2014 - A West Virginia company says it doesn't know how much of a chemical spilled from its plant in Charleston into the Elk River. But Freedom Industries says it's working to contain the leak and prevent further contamination.

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US attorney: Feds to probe West Virginia chemical spill

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The U.S. attorney in West Virginia says federal authorities are opening an investigation into what caused a chemical spill that tainted a river and shut down much of the state's capital city and surrounding counties.

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US economy adds 74,000 jobs

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent in November to 6.7 percent.

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Feds crackdown on 4 bogus weight loss aids

Updated: 01/08/2014 - Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.

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Gov't offers new approach to classroom discipline

Updated: 01/08/2014 - The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are disciplined for breaking school rules.

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Intel chief talks NSA changes with advisory panel

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The Obama administration says the top U.S. intelligence official has discussed potential changes to National Security Agency programs with the advisory panel recommending the changes.

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White House marks 50th anniversary of poverty war

Updated: 01/08/2014 - The White House says that although progress has been made in reducing poverty, government can still play a positive role in reducing hardship and increasing economic opportunity.

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Lawmakers working on spending bill

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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Showdown set on unemployment bill in Senate

Updated: 01/07/2014 - Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.

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US power grid operator urges conservation

Updated: 01/07/2014 - The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity Tuesday because of the extreme cold.

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