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  • USDA establishes rural business investment program

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.

    Associated Press
  • Biofuels Survive a Really Bad Day

    Reports that current biofuel technology contributes to climate change aren't dissuading the industry's boosters.

    TheStreet.com
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  • More Than $1 Billion in Superstorm Sandy Aid Could Leave Region

    Federal officials are considering spending more than $1 billion of the remaining $3.6 billion of rebuilding aid on disasters other than superstorm Sandy.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • What Sarepta Needs To Do Next To Get Its Muscular Dystrophy Drug Approved

    In a second dramatic reversal for a promising treatment for a terrible disease, Sarepta Therapeutics announced that it will file an application with the Food and Drug Administration for its drug eteplirsen, to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy that is caused by a specific mutation, by the end of…

    Forbes
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    Senators: We Should Not Wait To Help Ukraine

    Following Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk exclusive interview with NBC News' David Gregory on Meet The Press Sunday , U.S. senators said America should not wait for Russia to make more threats before sending more security aid. Senator Bob Corker, R -Tenn said, c"ertainly we should beef…

    Wochit
  • Supreme Court still considering New Jersey gun-permit rights case

    The United States Supreme Court is still evaluating a case that would define rights related to concealed gun permits in New Jersey and potentially across the country.

    National Constitution Center
  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ...

    Associated Press
  • UPDATE: Supreme Court Allows Feds To Argue In Aereo Case Next Week

    UPDATE, 12:48 PM: Looks like three isn’t a crowd for the Supreme Court when it comes to the upcoming Aereo hearing. The high court has decided to let the Solicitor General’s office participate in the one-hour oral arguments session between Aereo and the broadcasters Tuesday in Washington D.C.…

    Deadline.com
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  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

    Associated Press
  • Healthcare.gov users asked to reset passwords following Heartbleed bug

    The move to reset passwords is being taken "out of an abundance of caution," according to a a notice published on the site, which serves as a portal for the health insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare. Those site issues have since been fixed, and the Obama administration recently announced…

    The Verge
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Associated Press
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's ...

    Associated Press
  • PM Cameron criticised for saying UK a Christian country

    British Prime Minister David Cameron was accused on Monday of sowing sectarianism and division after stressing in an Easter message that Britain was still a "Christian country". The criticism came in an open letter signed by 55 public figures, including writers Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett…

    AFP
  • Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network

    Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle. The move came after high-level meetings between the government and executives from the company last week, and after…

    AFP
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  • Nevada range war: Western states move to take over federal land

    The tussle over Cliven Bundy’s 400 cows – grazing on federal land, although he refuses to pay the required fees now amounting to more than $1 million – sharpens this debate, which has featured state legislators, county officials, environmentalists, and federal judges (all of whom have ruled against…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Ukrainian PM: Truce deal depends on Russia

    Speaking to NBC's Meet the Press, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, discusses what needs to be done to calm the violence in eastern Ukraine.

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  • Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

    By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S.…

    Reuters
  • Fix America in Six Easy Steps!

    From campaign finance to political gerrymandering, the retired Supreme Court justice skips hard arguments in his new book in favor of unrealistic, poorly drafted solutions.

    The Daily Beast
  • Snowden Didn’t Call Out Putin

    Snowden defended his appearance on Russian state TV as a way to expose state surveillance to the Russian public. But he didn’t expose the kind that matters—and they don’t care, anyway.

    The Daily Beast
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste worse than gas

    Biofuels are better in the long run, but won't meet a standard set in '07 law to qualify as renewable fuel.

    USA TODAY
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