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WATCH: Cameras Capture Corvettes Being Sucked Into Sinkhole

Thu, 2014-02-13 04:20

Surveillance footage shows the floor opening up beneath some of the iconic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Other videos, taken with cameras mounted on a small helicopter, show what it's like down in the pit.

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Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

Thu, 2014-02-13 03:45

The nation's No. 1 and No. 2 cable companies would come together if Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner for $45 billion goes through. Before that can happen, though, federal lawyers are expected to consider the effect of such a combination on consumers.

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Ice And Snow Move Into Northeast And New England

Thu, 2014-02-13 03:00

Heavy snow has piled up from the Deep South through the Mid-Atlantic, and states to the north will be getting hit as the day continues. Also in the forecast: Ice, along the I-95 corridor. More than a dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm.

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Storm From The South Takes Aim At East Coast

Thu, 2014-02-13 00:24

Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights — and the heat — back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners. The winter storm that left them without power threatens major cities farther up the East Coast.

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Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Thu, 2014-02-13 00:03

The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, a study of DNA evidence suggests. Remains from an infant buried more than 12,000 years ago at a Clovis site in modern Montana held the genetic key.

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'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money

Thu, 2014-02-13 00:02

Four years after the controversial Supreme Court ruling, the meaning of campaign finance reform depends on whom you ask. But those advocating for stronger laws are organizing a long campaign of their own to reduce the political influence of big money.

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Through The Internet, Gay Teens Connected To Larger Community

Thu, 2014-02-13 00:01

Chat rooms and websites offered support for many gay kids growing up in small towns in the 1990s who felt detached from their peers. In the span of 20 years in the same Louisiana town, one teen today has had a very different experience than a woman who grew up there in the '80s.

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Greeks Find Hope In The Theater Of Nostalgia

Thu, 2014-02-13 00:00

The story of Greece dates to ancient times, but its modern chapter has taken a terrible hit since the 2010 debt crisis. One theater is trying to inspire hope through musicals that celebrate the last century, when Greece suffered through poverty and wars and persevered.

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Reports: Comcast To Buy Time Warner

Wed, 2014-02-12 21:06

Media report Comcast will announce its acquisition Thursday morning. The merger would combine the country's two largest cable companies and likely draw scrutiny from regulators.

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Winter Storm Paralyzes Roads In North Carolina, Despite Warnings

Wed, 2014-02-12 17:47

In scenes like those in Atlanta two weeks ago, some drivers are leaving their cars in the road, creating new challenges for other drivers and work and rescue crews.

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Substitute Racer Takes Olympic Silver In Sochi

Wed, 2014-02-12 15:34

Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation as pressure builds toward their moment on the global stage. That wasn't a problem for Canadian Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speedskating finals just one day ahead of the race.

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Election Panel: Long Lines Were Management Problem

Wed, 2014-02-12 14:11

The election administration commission appointed by President Obama found no evidence that partisan plots were behind long Election Day lines, as some have suggested. Rather, some election officials simply misjudged how much equipment and personnel they needed at certain precincts.

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Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

Wed, 2014-02-12 14:10

The comedian was one of early network TV's biggest stars, and he didn't do smut or smarmy remarks. Caesar did skits: grown-up, gentle comedy for the whole family. He died Wednesday morning at his home in Beverly Hills.

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Latest Evidence Against Mammograms Adds To Women's Uncertainty

Wed, 2014-02-12 14:05

A Canadian study finds no reduction in deaths over the long haul for women who got mammograms to detect breast cancer beginning in the 1980s. It's the latest study to raise questions about the value of regular mammograms. But radiologists faulted the study as flawed and rejected its conclusions.

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After January Surge, More Than 3 Million Have Enrolled In Obamacare

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:41

Slightly more women than men are signing up for coverage. The most popular plans are the silver ones, the third-most generous type among the four main kinds offered on insurance exchanges around the country.

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Comedian And Actor Sid Caesar Has Died At 91

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:23

The multitalented Sid Caesar, who took live and complex comedy skits on the air as a pioneer in 1950s TV, has died at 91. Caesar, who established a new comedic tradition in America before he was 30, died in Los Angeles this week.

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Sid Caesar, One Of TV's Earliest Stars, Dies At The Age Of 91

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

The comic actor Sid Caesar died on Wednesday at the age of 91. He starred in the popular 1950s program, Your Show of Shows, television's first live comedy show, featuring skits and musical numbers.

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Senate Follows House Lead In Passing Debt Limit Raise

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

Eager to follow their House colleagues out of Washington for a break, senators Wednesday cleared a raise to the debt ceiling for the president to sign into law. It will take the issue of limiting U.S. debt off the table until March 2015.

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Something Winter This Way Comes: The South Braces For Storms

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

A debilitating winter storm is creating havoc across the Deep South on Wednesday. As much as a foot of snow is expected in Georgia and the Carolinas. Ice will also be a problem: Forecasters say that up to an inch of it will coat roads and power lines. Jim Burress of member station WABE reports from Atlanta that hundreds of thousands of people are without electricity.

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American Speedskaters Leave Ice Disappointed

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

U.S. speedskating took a big hit in Sochi today, coming out of the 1,000-meter competition with no medals. The team's highest rank was eighth, earned by Shani Davis, who has dominated this race in the past.

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