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Mark Memmott

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Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Steady At Pre-Recession Level

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The good news is that it appears layoffs are not piling up too rapidly. The bad news is that new jobs aren't either.

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Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The latest nominees for the movie industry's highest awards are out. Nine films have also been nominated for the "best picture" award. The others: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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J.C. Penney Cutting 2,000 Jobs, Closing 33 Stores

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The plans follow other announcements of job cuts and store closings by major retailers. They're facing stiff competition from each other and from online shopping sites.

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34 Officers At Nuclear Site May Have Cheated On Exams

Thursday, January 16, 2014

An investigation into alleged drug use by officers led to evidence that some had also been sharing answers to proficiency exams, the Air Force says. The 34 who allegedly were involved have been suspended. It's the latest in a string of scandals for the nuclear missile launch command.

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Hal Faulkner, Marine Whose Last Wish Was An Honorable Discharge, Dies

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In 1956, Faulkner was given an "undesirable" discharge because he was gay. About a year ago, Faulkner learned he had terminal cancer. The Marines expedited a change in his status and earlier this month Faulkner's discharge was changed to "honorable." He died Tuesday at the age of 79.

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5 Years Ago Sully Landed On The Hudson And Twitter Took Off

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On Jan. 19, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew successfully ditched their crippled U.S. Airways jet in the river off Manhattan. The 155 people on board were saved. A photo of the floating plane went up minutes later on Twitter. That "changed everything" for the social media site.

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Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks 'Preventable'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee points to a failure by the State Department to provide adequate security. The panel also says that some members of Congress have mischaracterized the Obama administration's statements in the days immediately after the 2012 attacks.

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VIDEO: Springsteen, Fallon Do 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.

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Videos Show Asiana Crash Victim Was Run Over Despite Warnings

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Emergency personnel had known a Chinese teenager was lying on the ground at San Francisco International Airport near the wreckage. But as they spread foam on the area, she was covered up. Tragically, two fire trucks later ran over the girl. A coroner says those blows caused her death.

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Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.

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Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Senators couldn't reach agreement Tuesday on a way to restore benefits for 1.3 million people who have been out of work for extended periods. With the Senate planning to go on a recess next week, it's looking like any action will be put off.

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NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Circuit boards and USB cards were implanted surreptitiously in the computers when they were shipped overseas from the manufacturers, The New York Times reports. The program, called Quantum, allows intelligence agencies to alter data and insert malware.

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Two Students Wounded, 12-Year-Old Captured After School Shooting

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Police say the suspected shooter has been taken into custody. Two students were injured.

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Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

There are no "in your face victories" for Republicans or Democrats in the package. The measure funds the government for the rest of this year and is part of a bipartisan plan to avoid another bitter battle that could shut down the government.

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Egyptians Go To Polls With Opposition Largely Silenced

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Arrests and other intimidation have kept critics from being able to organize and speak out. The interim government's message: If you're really an Egyptian than you'll vote yes. Opponents say the new constitution further enshrines the military's role in Egyptian life.

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Chomp! Fish Snatches Bird In Flight: VIDEO

Monday, January 13, 2014

The African tigerfish can apparently leap into the air to catch fast-flying birds as they zoom by. There have been tales about this impressive feat. Now there's video of it.

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New Problem For Christie: Audit Of Sandy-Related Spending

Monday, January 13, 2014

The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.

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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops' Deaths

Monday, January 13, 2014

The former secretary of defense also tells NPR that he fears extended tours of duty in war zones contributed to a rise in suicides among military personnel.

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Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000

Monday, January 13, 2014

Namibian officials issue five permits per year to hunt the endangered animal. For the first time, one was auctioned off outside that country. Proceeds will go toward conservation of the herd. But critics say it's not right to kill one animal in a bid to save others.

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Ariel Sharon Remembered As Man Of War And Peace

Monday, January 13, 2014

The former Israeli leader died Saturday. He was 85. Vice President Biden called Sharon an "indomitable bulldozer." Sharon was buried Monday on his ranch in southern Israel.

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