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January 21, 2013

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1. OBAMA TAKES OATH TO LEAD DEEPLY DIVIDED NATION

The 17th president to win re-election faces a weak economy and a partisan Congress in his second term.

2. DOZENS OF BODIES PULLED FROM SITE OF ALGERIAN STANDOFF

The death toll topped 80 at the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.

3. MINISTER RECALLS MLK'S WORDS OF NONVIOLENCE AT NEWTOWN

The Rev. James A. Forbes says the civil rights leader's words "are needed now more than ever" after the deadly school shooting.

4. 'FAST-TRACK' TRIAL BEGINS FOR INDIA GANG RAPE SUSPECTS

Five men were due in court less than a month after the assault and killing of a student aboard a moving bus in Delhi.

5. HOW 'BRAIN PACEMAKERS' MIGHT SLOW ALZHEIMER'S

Currents from tiny wires inserted into holes drilled in a patient's skull could offer hope for staving off dementia.

6. INDICTED MEGAUPLOAD FOUNDER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Half a million users registered for Kim Dotcom's "Mega" site in 14 hours.

7. SON FACES MURDER CHARGES IN NEW MEXICO FAMILY SLAYING

Police say the 15-year-old killed his Fire Department chaplain father, mother and their three children aged 2 to 9.

8. WHY SOME CAN'T CALL OUT SICK IN A NASTY FLU SEASON

More than 40 million Americans work for companies that don't pay for sick leave, as New York City considers a proposal to mandate it.

9. WHY OBAMA CAN THANK HIP-HOP

John Legend, who was honored at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball along with MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh, says the genre played its part in electing America's first black president.

10. COACHING BROTHERS TO FACE OFF IN SUPER BOWL

John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens will play younger brother Jim Harbaugh's 49ers in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

 

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

    April 18, 2014

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  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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