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March 1, 2013

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1. WHO'S RUNNING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

With the pope's retirement, ultimate power now resides with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the College of Cardinals.

2. NO EXPECTATIONS OF BREAKTHROUGH AS CLOCK TICKS TOWARD SPENDING CUTS

Obama summons leaders from both parties to the White House to stake out their fiscal positions hours away from sequestration.

3. WHY 'DIGITAL ASSETS' ARE CAUSING A NATIONAL DEBATE

As more and more memories are stored online, families are seeking access to social media accounts that belong to their deceased loved ones.

4. HOW A MINNESOTA TOWN IS TACKLING GUN VIOLENCE

Police are setting up satellite offices in city's public schools to discourage would-be armed attackers.

5. WHITE HOUSE BOLSTERS GAY MARRIAGE

The Obama administration, in a "friend-of-the-court" brief, urges the Supreme Court to allow same-sex unions to resume in California.

6. WORKPLACE BULLYING GETS HIGHER PROFILE

Advocacy groups and some employers are working to bring an end to toxic work environments.

7. AN UNLIKELY REBEL

The AP's Ben Hubbard recounts the life and death in Syria of a veterinarian-turned-revolutionary fighter.

8. FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED IN PRIZED PET'S DEATH

Show dog owner is not ruling out that someone poisoned her Samoyed while it competed at the Westminster Kennel Club Show.

9. ANOTHER KIND OF BUZZ KILL

Two studies conclude that wild bees like the American bumblebee are, at least in the Midwest, dwindling at an alarming rate.

10. THE HEART OF A LION

France's King Richard I, the 12th-century warrior known as Lionheart, ended up with a heart full of daisies, myrtle, mint and frankincense, an analysis of the embalmed organ shows.

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    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

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  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

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  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

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    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

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    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

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