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Obama Showed A Deft Hand With Speech. Why Not With Congress?

Wed, 2014-01-29 04:16

ANALYSIS: The president was brisk and confident during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. He also managed to avoid a remarkable array of issues that could have proved problematic. But he hasn't been nearly as adept at the less-dramatic business of dealing with Congress and the media.

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'Rush Hour From Hell' Drags On In Icy Southern Cities

Wed, 2014-01-29 04:00

In Atlanta, Birmingham and other places, people who got on the roads Tuesday afternoon still weren't home Wednesday. At many schools, students and teachers slept overnight on wrestling mats and classroom carpets. Forecasters got it wrong — the storm hit further north than they expected.

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Farm Bill Charts New Course For Nation's Farmers

Wed, 2014-01-29 02:00

The House on Wednesday approved a five-year compromise farm, signalling perhaps the final stretch for a two-year legislative battle. Because so much of the spending in the measure depends on enrollment in programs like food stamps, it's hard to know if it will save taxpayers money.

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Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:59

When you hear the words bubonic plague, the Black Death usually comes to mind. But the first plague pandemic happened 800 years earlier, when the Justinian plague wiped out nearly a quarter of the world's population. Scientists have decoded the bacteria responsible, which had roots in China.

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Archaeologists Unearth What May Be Oldest Roman Temple

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:57

The site in central Rome has also yielded evidence of how actively the early Romans intervened to shape their urban environment. But the excavation has been particularly challenging because the temple lies below the water table.

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Too Far, Too Complicated: Why Some Families Will Sit Out Sochi

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:56

Families of athletes normally make a pilgrimage to see the Olympics, but this year is different: The trip is more costly than previous games and, for many, more nerve-wracking.

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On The Plains, The Rush For Oil Has Changed Everything

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:55

Rough-and-tumble towns have popped up in areas once dominated by sleepy farming hamlets. Black gold has brought big-money jobs, but housing is expensive, crime has spiked, and water is running out.

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5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:34

Much of what was in President Obama's fifth State of the Union address was signaled in the days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.

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5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:34

Much of what was in President Obama's fifth State of the Union address was signaled in the days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.

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Inside The State Of The Union: What The President Proposed

Tue, 2014-01-28 23:23

After a long spell of partisan trench warfare and gridlock, President Obama called for "a year of action" Tuesday. The changes he pitched were relatively modest, but he promised to move forward with or without the help of Congress.

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From Establishment To Tea Party, Republicans Rebut President

Tue, 2014-01-28 21:38

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the official GOP response Tuesday evening, didn't have the spotlight to herself — there were also three other Republican rebuttals.

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WATCH: Obama Tells The Story Of A Wounded Soldier

Tue, 2014-01-28 21:01

It was a moment during the State of the Union that brought a bitterly divided chamber to its feet.

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55 Bodies Exhumed At Reform School Site In Florida

Tue, 2014-01-28 18:54

The number of bodies found by university researchers represents 24 more remains than official records say should be there. Researchers used ground-penetrating radar to locate the bodies over the course of three months.

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Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address As Prepared For Delivery

Tue, 2014-01-28 18:33

President Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address As Prepared For Delivery

Tue, 2014-01-28 18:33

President Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Las Vegas Braces Itself For Record Highs — In The Low 70s

Tue, 2014-01-28 17:35

The National Weather Service says Las Vegas could surpass record warm temperatures for late January, with Thursday's high predicted near 74 degrees.

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Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For 'Year Of Action'

Tue, 2014-01-28 16:29

In his State of the Union address, President Obama challenged Congress to overhaul immigration laws and increase the federal minimum wage.

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Cool Runnings: The One-Man, East Timor Version

Tue, 2014-01-28 16:28

Before he could be sent to Sochi, Yohan Goutt Goncalves, 19, first had to take the unusual step of creating his country's national skiing federation.

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The State Of The Union Through Your Eyes

Tue, 2014-01-28 15:56

For some Americans, it feels like the country is in tatters. For others, life is good and a recovering economy means a dream house.

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The Strange Case Of Marlise Munoz And John Peter Smith Hospital

Tue, 2014-01-28 14:44

After collapsing on her kitchen floor, Munoz was hospitalized and kept on life support despite her wishes. A Texas law protects a hospital from liability as long it keeps a pregnant patient on life support.

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