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January 30, 2013

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1. NRA, GIFFORDS HUSBAND TO DEBATE GUNS

A Senate committee is holding Congress' first hearing on gun control since the Newtown shootings.

2. DREAMLINER BATTERIES HAD TROUBLE BEFORE

The NTSB asked Boeing Co. for a history of the lithium-ion batteries after a Japan airline said it replaced them multiple times.

3. WHAT CAUSED THE BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE

Flammable foam on the ceiling, just one exit and no sprinkler systems helped fuel the blaze that killed over 230 people.

4. JUDGE OKS RECORD $4B PENALTY FOR GULF SPILL

Oil giant BP PLC has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers.

5. ANOTHER KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH

South Korea said it successfully put a satellite in space weeks after archrival North Korea surprised the world with its own launch.

6. 'SYRIA IS BEING DESTROYED BIT BY BIT'

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for international help with a compromise as the U.N. chief asked for up to $1.5 billion in refugee aid.

7. KERRY BREEZES TO CONFIRMATION AS SEC'Y OF STATE

Even Republicans praise him as Clinton's ideal successor.

8. WHY NEW ORLEANS POLICE ARE NERVOUS

The city has to be secure for 150,000 Super Bowl visitors and the thousands of revelers flooding in to celebrate Mardi Gras.

9. WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE NEW BLACKBERRY

The Blackberry 10 debuting today is faster and lets users keep their work and personal identities separate on the same phone.

10. A-ROD SNARED IN DOPING SCANDAL

A Miami newspaper says records show the three-time AL MVP used a now-defunct clinic to buy performance-enhancing drugs.

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

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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).

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  • 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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