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Republican Retreat Meant To Bridge Divide Between House, Senate

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

House and Senate Republicans are wrapping up a two-day joint retreat to plot out their legislative strategy for the 114th Congress, the first all-GOP-controlled one since President Obama took office.

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Broad Anti-Terror Crackdown Covers France, Germany, Belgium

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

Police in France have made more arrests in connection with last week's terror attacks in Paris. Authorities in both Germany and Belgium also have been conducting security operations and detaining suspects.

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether States Can Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether states can ban same-sex marriage.

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Saudi Blogger's Flogging Postponed For Medical Reasons

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

A follow-up on a story we covered Thursday about Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger and democracy proponent who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam." His second public lashing, scheduled for Friday, was postponed. Melissa Block speaks with Badawi's spokesperson, Elham Manea.

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Obama, Cameron Promise To Cooperate On Cybersecurity

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

President Obama hosted British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Friday.

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Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.

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Duke Backpedals On Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer In Bell Tower

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.

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Republican Lawmakers Retreat Great For Face Time, But Divisions Remain

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

House and Senate Republicans spoke of the opportunity to talk with members of the opposite chamber and hear their views. But they remain divided on issues like immigration.

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Teens Who Skimp On Sleep Now Have More Drinking Problems Later

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:12

Missing out on sleep can lead to more than grumpiness. Teenagers who aren't getting enough sleep are also more apt to binge drink, a study finds, even years later.

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Chinese Spy Chief Latest Snared In Anti-Corruption Campaign

Fri, 2015-01-16 11:52

Ma Jian, vice-minister in the Ministry of State Security, has reportedly been detained, possibly for insider trading. He would be the highest-ranking official to be caught in the ongoing probe.

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage This Term

Fri, 2015-01-16 11:46

The justices said today they will review restrictions on same-sex marriages in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky. The case will be argued in April; a decision is expected by late June.

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Fla. Police Department Used Black Mug Shots For Target Practice

Fri, 2015-01-16 10:35

The practice was discovered when a National Guard sergeant found that one of the mug shots was her brother's. The North Miami Beach police chief says pictures of whites and Hispanics are also used.

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Can A New Ban On Witchcraft Protect The Albinos Of Tanzania?

Fri, 2015-01-16 10:12

Media reports this week said the Tanzanian government was going to go after "witch doctors" who attack albinos. But what, exactly, is a "witch doctor"? And why are they targeting people with albinism?

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Obama: There's A Less Than 50/50 Chance Of Nuclear Deal With Iran

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:52

In a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama also urged Congress to keep out of the negotiations with Iran.

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Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:41

The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:09

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

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Archdiocese Of St. Paul-Minneapolis Files Chapter 11

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:03

Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. 11 other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.

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A Weight-Loss Device Aims To Curb Hunger By Zapping A Nerve

Fri, 2015-01-16 07:56

A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker gained FDA approval after showing some weight loss in people who are obese. But people in a study who had sham devices lost weight, too.

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Duke's Muslim Students Prepare For Prayers Amid Controversy

Fri, 2015-01-16 07:15

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.

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It's Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record, NOAA Says

Fri, 2015-01-16 07:03

The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.

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