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February 12, 2013

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1. NORTH KOREA CONDUCTS THIRD NUCLEAR TEST

North Korea called the detonation its "first response" to what it described as U.S. threats.

2. WHO WILL SUCCEED THE POPE

A conservative cardinal in Milan and several contenders from Latin America and Ghana have been mentioned.

3. BENEDICT SURPRISES BY SAYING HE'S TOO OLD TO CONTINUE

The AP's Victor L. Simpson reports the 85-year-old pontiff chose to step down rather than suffer a long decline like his predecessor.

4. MONEY STILL A KEY WORRY

Obama plans to focus on the economy and job creation in his State of the Union speech at 9 p.m.

5. WHY SOCCER IS BECOMING THE DIRTY GAME

An AP investigation finds at least 50 nations had match-fixing probes last year.

6. REBELS CAPTURE AIR BASE IN NORTHERN SYRIA

Opposition fighters won their second strategic victory in as many days in their uprising against Assad.

7. HAGEL FACES SENATE VOTE

Democrats are calling a committee vote for the defense secretary nominee, rejecting Republican demands for more financial information.

8. GANG MEMBERS CHARGED WITH SHOOTING TEEN WHO SANG AT INAUGURATION

Chicago police say the two men mistook Hadiya Pendleton and her friends for members of a rival gang.

9. COMEDIAN'S SISTER DETAINED WHILE PRAYING AT ISRAEL'S WESTERN WALL

Sarah Silverman's sister Susan, a Jerusalem rabbi, was stopped because she was wearing religious clothing that Orthodox Judaism reserves for men only.

10. WHAT WESTMINSTER WON'T TOLERATE: PERFORMANCE-ENHANCED DOGS

That means no cosmetic surgery and no steroids. "It goes against the spirit of showing dogs," club President Sean McCarthy says.

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    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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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.

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