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Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the vote. She could be the first black woman, and mom, to lead the Justice Department.

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Indiana's Veterans Service Officers Help Vets Get More Benefits

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:18

Veterans Service Officers often help veterans successfully navigate the complicated benefits process. But not all vets in Indiana know about VSOs or have access to them.

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North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:17

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:16

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.

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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:16

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:14

A few years ago amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:13

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Is An Assassin

Tue, 2015-01-13 17:50

Race car driver Kurt Busch and others told a Dover, Del., court this week that his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is an assassin. Driscoll did not deny the claims.

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Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence

Tue, 2015-01-13 15:29

In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.

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College Football Championship Sets A New Cable Ratings Record

Tue, 2015-01-13 15:13

The championship game between Oregon and Ohio State was a hit with viewers, turning in the highest ratings in the history of both ESPN and cable TV. The broadcast averaged 33.4 million viewers.

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For Some Immigrants, Temporary Life In U.S. Can Mean A Long Stay

Tue, 2015-01-13 14:19

A little-known program allows some immigrants to stay in the U.S. when a disaster strikes their home country. Designed to be short-term, Temporary Protected Status can sometimes last for many years.

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German Leaders Attend Muslim Rally In Berlin

Tue, 2015-01-13 13:22

Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those who attended the event organized by two Muslim groups. The event was meant to counter growing support for a group that opposes Muslim immigration to Germany.

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A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Tue, 2015-01-13 13:19

This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.

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How Urbane: Dog Rides Seattle Bus To Get To The Park

Tue, 2015-01-13 12:45

A well-mannered dog has charmed her fellow bus riders by using Seattle's transit system to get to the dog park.

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