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U.S.

10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.

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New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Litte Girl

Jiya Bavishi is one of a handful of children in the United States testing an experimental hearing device, a tiny implant in her brainstem. Jiya is now able to hear and repeat some sounds.

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Law

No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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