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Christie Delivers Statewide Address Under Increased Scrutiny

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:00

Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday. The address came at an awkward time for Christie, who faces a widening investigation into politically-motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Christie acknowledged the scandal but tried to steer the conversation toward education and other second-term priorities.

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The Young And Restless May Cause Drama For ACA

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:00

Young people account for less than one quarter of those who have enrolled in the health care exchanges. Their participation is considered crucial for the success of the Affordable Care Act, and so far it's low. The administration had been hoping for a higher figure, but it predicts that more 18- to 34-year-olds will sign up in the next three months. If that doesn't happen, insurers will likely raise premiums for 2015, and that could spell deep trouble for the health care program.

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Lake Placid: A National Incubator For Winter Sport Olympians

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:00

In Vancouver four years ago, athletes who grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York accounted for about one in 10 medals garnered by the U.S. In this region, the Olympics don't seem like a pipe dream, and they don't seem like ancient history — the Olympics is just sort of what people do.

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Weird Stuff World Leaders Give Each Other

Tue, 2014-01-14 12:38

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave Russia's foreign minister a couple of Idaho potatoes. That's just the latest in the pantheon of gifts to world leaders — from camels to bulletproof limos — where, no really, the giver shouldn't have.

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Weird Stuff World Leaders Give Each Other

Tue, 2014-01-14 12:38

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave Russia's foreign minister a couple of Idaho potatoes. That's just the latest in the pantheon of gifts to world leaders — from camels to bulletproof limos — where, no really, the giver shouldn't have.

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Judge Fears NFL Concussion Settlement Isn't Large Enough

Tue, 2014-01-14 12:09

Asking for more details, U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody rejected a preliminary approval of the $765 million deal reached last summer. Under the agreement between the league and more than 4,500 retired players, the NFL would contribute to a fund that would pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those players who were injured during their careers.

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India's High Court Rocked By Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:48

A second allegation in as many months has ramped up calls for the country's Supreme Court to abide by its own 1997 ruling requiring panels in the workplace to hear harassment complaints.

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Tobacco Returns To The Bar, This Time Inside Cocktails

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:14

Even as smoking bans spread across the U.S., mixologists are coming up with tobacco-infused tipples. But tobacco experts say these drinks could be risky because there's no way of knowing how much nicotine is in them.

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JPMorgan Says It Will Replace 2 Million Credit Cards, Due To Breach

Tue, 2014-01-14 10:38

The bank also reported a $5 billion profit, despite a series of costly settlements with the U.S. government.

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Two Students In Critical Condition After School Shooting In Roswell, N.M.

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:49

Police say the suspected shooter has been taken into custody. Early reports are that at least two students were injured.

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Israeli Minister: Kerry Should 'Win A Nobel Prize And Leave Us In Peace'

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:46

The remarks by defense official Moshe Yaalon indicate just how difficult discussions are over a possible Mideast peace deal.

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8 Excerpts That Explain The Alex Rodriguez Doping Scandal

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:38

Newly released court documents tell a narrative that sheds light on the secret world of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. They detail surprising actions taken by both Rodriguez and Major League Baseball to hide or uncover a major doping scheme.

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Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

In a ruling with implications for the future of the Internet, judges say the Federal Communications Commission can't enforce rules that prohibit Internet providers from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.

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Doctors Recommend Universal Diabetes Testing For Pregnant Women

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

More and more women are getting diabetes while pregnant, which can be risky for both mother and child. But the condition can be successfully treated, which is why a panel that sets standards for preventive care has called for all pregnant women to be screened.

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First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had 'All-Wheel Drive'

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:16

Fossils of Tiktaalik, which lived some 375 million years ago and is believed to be the first fish that walked on land, had more robust hindquarters than previously known.

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Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:06

Pizza printed up for dinner? Or how about an edible photograph for your next birthday cake? The first restaurant-grade approved 3-D printer was unveiled last week, and the gadget can churn out candies in any shape imaginable. Other printers in the works make custom-shaped pastas and assemble ravioli and gnocchi.

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35,000 Or So Have Water Again In W.Va.; 265,000 Or So To Go

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:43

Officials are slowly lifting the bans on water use in areas that have been affected by last week's chemical spill.

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Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:16

The New Jersey governor's State of the State speech Tuesday will be overshadowed by the scandal surrounding lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge.

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Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:16

The New Jersey governor's State of the State speech Tuesday will be overshadowed by the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge.

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U.K. Aided India In Raid On Sikh Shrine, Documents Suggest

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:15

The 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, killed hundreds in Sikhism's holiest shrine. The revelation has dismayed British Sikh groups and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to order an inquiry into the claim.

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