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U.S. safety board proposes tougher drunk-driving threshold

A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally intoxicated should be lowered to 0.05, federal safety officials said Tuesday.
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Over 189 dead in China earthquake: "We lost everything"

Over 189 dead in China earthquake: "We lost everything" | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Earthquake in Sichuan province injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing
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Iraq's Baby Noor: An unfinished miracle

Iraq's Baby Noor: An unfinished miracle | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
American soldiers plucked the child from her Iraqi home at the height of the war and brought her to America for life-saving surgery. But how did she fare after her return to a war-torn nation struggling to stand on its own?
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Minn. college students protest rising tuition costs | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND

Minn. college students protest rising tuition costs | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
ST. PAUL -- Laura Duscher and Brittany Stanoch say they are Minnesota’s future, so they suggest looking back to 1999.
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Is Gov. Dayton's Tax Plan 'A Budget for a Better Wisconsin'?

Is Gov. Dayton's Tax Plan 'A Budget for a Better Wisconsin'? | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Rep. Kathy Lohmer (R-Stillwater) says Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed budget and tax plan will hurt the middle class and local businesses. “It’s just a bad bill," Lohmer said.
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NBA's Jason Collins comes out as gay

NBA's Jason Collins comes out as gay | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay.
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Drug legalization not the answer to current economic problems | The ...

Drug legalization not the answer to current economic problems | The ... | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
An oft-touted solution to many national problems is to legalize drugs and regulate them, thus providing a new source of revenue. People wouldn't be put in jail for drugs, so they could get on with their lives and get jobs.
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Lawmakers consider sales tax on clothing

Lawmakers consider sales tax on clothing | Erin's Current Issues | Scoop.it
When it comes to attracting customers from nearby Iowa and Wisconsin, Rochester clothing store owner Bruce Dahlstrom boasts one key advantage — there’s no sales tax on clothes.
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