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February 6, 2013

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1. BOY SCOUTS TO LOOK AT GAY BAN

The group's executive board meets today after signaling it would let troops decide whether to allow gay members

2. SOUTH PACIFIC EARTHQUAKE THREATENS ISLANDS

The 8.0 quake generated a tsunami that killed at least four people and damaged dozens of homes on the Solomon Islands.

3. CIA NOMINEE TO TAKE TOUGH QUESTIONS ON DRONES, TORTURE

The AP's Kimberly Dozier reports John Brennan did not raise early objections to waterboarding in meetings about an al-Qaida operative's capture.

4. BOMBS FOUND IN ALABAMA BUNKER

The FBI found the explosives in a pipe used to communicate with authorities from underground, where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old hostage.

5. MORSI ROLLS OUT WELCOME MAT FOR AHMADINEJAD

But the Iranian leader was forced to flee a mosque in downtown Cairo after a protester threw his shoes at him.

6. SIX SPANISH TOURISTS RAPED IN MEXICAN RESORT

Armed masked men broke into a house in Acapulco, a resort where violence has rarely touched visitors.

7. OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS AGREE, SORT OF, ON BUDGET

The president and the GOP realize that across-the-board spending cuts won't work, but can't decide what measure should replace it.

8. A NEW NAME FOR BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE

After more than 60,000 votes, fans chose to name the foal in the inspiring Super Bowl ad Hope.

9. SHOE, IRON OR WHEELBARROW ON MONOPOLY CHOPPING BLOCK

Hasbro announces which of the eight tokens are being cut from the classic game and introduce a new one.

10. A PAINFUL END TO LINDSEY VONN'S SEASON

She tears two ligaments in her knee and breaks her lower leg on a hard landing.

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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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  • 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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