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Obama Will Travel To France For D-Day Anniversary

Tue, 2014-02-11 10:05

Obama is currently hosting French President François Hollande for a state visit, the first to the White House in about two years.

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China, Taiwan Hold First Direct Talks Since 1949

Tue, 2014-02-11 08:58

Officials said the meeting marks a "new chapter" in relations between the two sides, which split after a civil war.

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Immigration Turbulence Buffets Boehner

Tue, 2014-02-11 08:12

John Boehner and his GOP leadership team embraced a set of principles for updating the nation's immigration laws. Then the winds shifted and the House Speaker expressed grave doubts about the feasibility of overhaul.

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We Are Just Not Here Anymore

Tue, 2014-02-11 08:11

In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?

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Despite Federal Rules, Some States Deny Family Policies For Same-Sex Couples

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:55

Despite a Justice Department decision giving same-sex married couples equal recognition in federal courthouses, prisons and other programs, inconsistency in the treatment of same-sex married couples under the health law remains. States still make their own decisions.

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N.Y. Immigrants Find They Can Earn Bread And Butter From Baking

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:54

In the heart of Spanish Harlem, women from Morocco to Mexico are finding a path to entrepreneurship at the incubator Hot Bread Kitchen. The non-profit has been hailed by President Clinton as scalable model for a training programs worldwide.

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The Internet Flexes Political Muscle With Anti-NSA Protest

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:40

It won't be as powerful as the strike against SOPA and PIPA in 2012, when Wikipedia blocked its site, Google blacked out its logo and millions of people joined in. But "The Day We Fight Back" on Tuesday is intended to show lawmakers that there's ongoing public pressure to reform mass surveillance laws.

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Holder Calls For Restoring Felons' Voting Rights

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:31

In a speech Tuesday, the attorney general said laws barring convicted felons from voting are counterproductive and perpetuate "the stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals."

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Boehner Agrees To Bring Clean Debt Ceiling Bill To The Floor

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:28

The decision means Congress will likely avoid another dramatic — and potentially costly — confrontation over extending the country's borrowing limit.

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Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:22

Jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome spent a decade advocating for the event's inclusion. "There's nothing to wait for anymore," says Van. "I'm here, and it feels good." Their teammate Sarah Hendrickson, meanwhile, has another battle to fight, as she competes on a newly reconstructed knee.

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'Mind-Boggling,' Historic Ice Storm Headed For Deep South

Tue, 2014-02-11 07:14

The National Weather Service is using strong language to warn people in Atlanta and places nearby that dangerous weather is on the way. Through North Carolina and up into Virginia, significant snowfall is expected.

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No Change In Fed Policy, Yellen Signals

Tue, 2014-02-11 06:06

The central bank's new chair makes her first appearance before Congress since being confirmed. She'll also say that the economy picked up speed last year and will likely continue to grow at a "moderate pace" this year and next.

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Who's Going To Be Afghanistan's Next President?

Tue, 2014-02-11 05:53

Eleven candidates are trying to replace Hamid Karzai in the April 5 election. Ten are Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group. Candidates are already holding rallies, debating and wooing the support of tribal leaders. Here's a rundown of the top contenders.

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Who's Going To Be Afghanistan's Next President?

Tue, 2014-02-11 05:53

Eleven candidates are trying to replace Karzai in the April 5 election. Ten are Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group. Candidates are already holding rallies, debating, and wooing the support of tribal leaders. Here's a rundown of the top contenders.

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How Caffeinated Are Our Kids? Coffee Consumption Jumps

Tue, 2014-02-11 05:14

Energy drinks tend to get a bad rap. But when it comes to caffeine intake, teenagers seem to be getting far more caffeine from coffee drinks. Overall, about three-fourths of children in the U.S. consume caffeine on a given day.

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Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Tue, 2014-02-11 03:30

Her singing and dancing in movies charmed millions during the Great Depression, when she was the top box-office draw. After leaving show business, Temple (known in her private life as Shirley Temple Black) was an ambassador. She represented the nation at the U.N. and in Prague during the Cold War.

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U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice

Tue, 2014-02-11 00:44

The two teams will meet Wednesday in an early round game, but they have an intense rivalry that has often turned to heated clashes on the ice. The players are neither embarrassed nor proud of the fighting, but, yes, it could happen again.

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With An Air Bag, Help During An Avalanche Is A Cord-Yank Away

Tue, 2014-02-11 00:31

Air bags stored in backpacks are saving the lives of backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers. They look something like car air bags, but they work on an entirely different principle. These keep you safe simply by turning you into a larger object, and that helps you rise to the top of debris.

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With An Air Bag, Help During An Avalanche Is A Cord-Yank Away

Tue, 2014-02-11 00:31

Air bags stored in backpacks are saving the lives of backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers. They look something like car airbags, but they work on an entirely different principle. These keep you safe simply by turning you into a larger object, and that helps you rise to the top of debris.

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California Given 2 More Years To Reduce Prison Numbers

Mon, 2014-02-10 22:23

Federal judges on Monday gave California two more years to meet a court-ordered prison population cap. It's the latest step in a long-running lawsuit aimed at improving inmate medical care.

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