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  • Will Whitey Bulger Testify? It's Still Unclear
    The defense in the Whitey Bulger trial began Monday. Still unanswered is the big question: Will the reputed mob boss testify?
  • Detroit Neighborhoods Take Matters Into Their Own Hands
    In the absence of effective government and services, some Detroit neighborhoods are banding together to provide for themselves.
  • With Smarter Cars, The Doors Are Open To Hacking Dangers
    Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have been hacking into products for a long time. But they don't steal stuff or mess with people; instead, their purpose is to pressure companies into making their products more secure. Their recent research on hacking cars has shown just how dangerous these kinds of attacks could be.
  • Notorious Mexican Drug Boss Wins Release From U.S. Prison
    A best-selling book and a popular ballad have been written about Sandra Avila Beltran. The so-called Queen of the Pacific is Mexico's best-known female drug boss. She is notorious for her lavish lifestyle and love of cosmetic surgery. And soon she'll be heading home from a U.S. prison after winning her release in a plea deal.
  • BMW's Electric Car Cut From A Different Cloth
    BMW has finally unveiled its electric car. When you think of the parts and engineering, you'll get that it's a BMW, but when it comes to the looks ... not so much, one auto analyst says.
  • Washington Landmarks Get Unwelcome Paint Job
    Green paint has been showing up on historic landmarks in Washington, D.C. Now, a woman has been charged with defacing property after the Washington National Cathedral was splattered.
  • What A State Capital's Location Can Say About Corruption
    An unusual new analysis finds that the geographic location of a state capital is a powerful predictor of corruption in that state.
  • Montana's State-Run Free Clinic Sees Early Success
    A year ago, Montana opened the nation's first clinic for free primary healthcare services to its state government employees. It was pitched as a way to improve employee health but faced political opposition. A year later, the state says the clinic is saving money and diagnosing a host of issues.
  • Pfizer Announces It's Splitting Up Its Drug Business
    The world's largest drugmaker says it's planning on dividing its business into separate units for brand-name drugs and generics. The company's generics have a far lower profit margin than drugs protected by patents.
  • Regulators Near Settlement With JPMorgan Chase
    Federal regulators are close to announcing a settlement with JPMorgan Chase. The bank was accused of manipulating prices in the U.S. energy market. It's not yet clear whether JPMorgan will be forced to admit wrongdoing.

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