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How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Fri, 2013-12-27 05:19

By example and personal wealth, Bloomberg has changed not just city management in New York but also the way mayors all over the country approach their jobs. He steps down Jan. 1.

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Power's Still Out For Many Across North And Into Canada

Fri, 2013-12-27 05:05

From Michigan to Maine and parts in between, power outages that began before Christmas continue. Storms brought down power lines. More winter weather is forecast for coming days in many of the affected areas.

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VIDEO: Rescuers Are Drawing Near To Ship Stuck In Antarctic

Fri, 2013-12-27 04:30

A Russian ship carrying an Australian scientific expedition has been trapped since Monday. But a Chinese icebreaker is expected to soon free it from the ice. Other ships are also on the way. The 74 people aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy plan to then continue their expedition.

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Bomb Blast In Beirut Kills Former Ambassador To U.S.

Fri, 2013-12-27 03:30

The diplomat, Mohammed Chatah, was a senior aide to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Chatah was also a critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the militant group Hezbollah that is allied with the Syrian leader. At least five other people were killed and about 70 were injured by Friday's blast.

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Recalling His Inspiration, A Neurosurgeon Thanks A Teacher

Fri, 2013-12-27 00:26

As a middle-school student in the '80s, Lee Buono stayed after school one day to remove the brain and spinal cord from a frog. He did such a good job that his science teacher told him he might become a neurosurgeon someday. That's exactly what Buono did.

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Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014

Fri, 2013-12-27 00:26

The Afghans will elect a new president, and the U.S. combat mission will end. There are worries about a resurgent Taliban, the fragile economy and the future of women's rights. In short, Afghans are concerned about most everything.

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The Number 6 Says It All About The HealthCare.gov Rollout

Fri, 2013-12-27 00:25

Just six people managed to sign up for health insurance through the federal website the day it opened for business. The numbers are better now, but the botched rollout may have not only inconvenienced people, but also permanently changed people's perceptions of the Affordable Care Act.

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Marines: Most Female Recruits Don't Meet New Pullup Standard

Fri, 2013-12-27 00:24

Women are supposed to do three pullups, part of the new physical test intended to determine whether women are ready for ground combat. The pullup test has been put on hold because most female recruits have been unable to meet the standard.

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Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism?

Fri, 2013-12-27 00:23

Scientists hope to solve mysteries of the human brain by studying much simpler neural networks — like the brain circuits of fruit flies and mice. Already such research is turning up clues to why many people with autism are easily overwhelmed by bright lights and loud sound.

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'Booty Call,' 'Above The Rim' Director Dies At 54

Thu, 2013-12-26 23:41

Police say Jeffrey Ian Pollack was found collapsed early Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area of Hermosa Beach, about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Authorities said Thursday they do not suspect foul play.

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Icebound Ship In Antarctica Edges Closer To Rescue

Thu, 2013-12-26 23:38

A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday. A Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon draws close to the icebound vessel.

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Police File To Be Released On Newtown Shooting

Thu, 2013-12-26 23:25

The planned release of thousands of pages of state police documents from the investigation into last year's Newtown school massacre could shed light on the world of the gunman Adam Lanza.

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