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Mark Memmott

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Same-Sex Couples In Utah Made Eligible For Federal Benefits

Friday, January 10, 2014

The marriages of more than 900 couples have been put on hold as courts weigh in. But "those families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status as the litigation unfolds," Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

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Gates Says His Points About Obama Have Been Mischaracterized

Friday, January 10, 2014

Reports this week about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book have implied that he thinks President Obama approved a 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan believing the strategy would fail. But Gates tells NPR that's not right. He believes Obama became skeptical about the "troop surge" later on.

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Franklin McCain, One Of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Friday, January 10, 2014

In February 1960, four young black men sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina. Their protest would be followed by others across the nation and become a key moment in the civil rights movement. McCain once said that he wasn't scared. He was angry.

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Target Says 70 Million Individuals' Data May Have Been Stolen

Friday, January 10, 2014

The number of people affected by a data breach during the holiday shopping season has increased dramatically. Target says customers names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses were taken. It's offering free credit monitoring and "zero liability" for any fraudulent charges.

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Economy Adds Only 74,000 Jobs In December; Jobless Rate At 6.7 Percent

Friday, January 10, 2014

The unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since late 2008, but the labor force has shrunk. That could be a sign that many Americans still think there just aren't that many job openings out there.

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Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West Virginia; Plant Shut Down

Friday, January 10, 2014

A chemical used to wash coal seeped into the Elk River near Charleston on Thursday. Customers in more than 100,000 homes and businesses that get their water from one local company have been advised not to drink, wash or bathe with what's coming from their taps. More than 480,000 people live in the affected area.

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While U.S. Shivers, Australia And Brazil Sizzle

Thursday, January 09, 2014

While it's been extremely cold in the U.S., it's been extremely hot in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere. So hot, in fact, that bats are dropping out of trees Down Under.

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More Slow-But-Steady News: Fewer Jobless Claims Filed

Thursday, January 09, 2014

It's the last bit of employment news before Friday's report about job growth and the jobless rate in December. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7 percent and that 195,000 jobs were added to payrolls.

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An 'Embarrassed And Humiliated' Gov. Christie Apologizes

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The New Jersey governor and potential 2016 GOP presidential contender says he was lied to by a top aide, whom he now has fired, about a dirty trick. Aides sought to punish a Democratic mayor by causing traffic problems in his city. Christie reportedly visited the mayor Thursday afternoon.

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'I Had Been Drinking,' Rodman Says In Apology For Comments

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The former basketball player, during his latest trip to the communist country, unleashed an obscenity-laced rant on CNN when asked about an American who is imprisoned in North Korea. He implied that the man deserved his punishment. Now Rodman is saying he's sorry for what he said.

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Emails Tie Gov. Christie's Aides To Lane Closings Controversy

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The New Jersey governor has said neither he nor his staff were involved in the closing of some key lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge into New York. Democrats have said the governor's office may have been trying to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.

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Maddux, Glavine And Thomas Going To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The results are in and the honors go to former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as well as slugger Frank Thomas. He's the first Hall of Famer who mostly served as a designated hitter.

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Hell Has Frozen Over, Headline Writers Rejoice

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

As the tiny town in Michigan has gotten colder, few could seem to resist having some fun with its name. The frigid fame will be short-lived. Hell may be frozen over now, but it's expected to thaw this weekend.

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Ships Break Free In Antarctica, U.S. Icebreaker Not Needed

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A Russian ship that had been taking scientists and passengers on an expedition got stuck. So did a Chinese icebreaker that tried to help. The U.S. Coast Guard sent its biggest icebreaker on a mission to help. But the ships have been able to get out on their own.

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Death Toll From Deep Freeze Tops 20; Warm-Up Is Coming

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Weather-related traffic accidents have accounted for some of the deaths. Others have collapsed while shoveling snow. Several victims are said to have been homeless people who either didn't want to go to shelters or didn't get to one in time. Thankfully, more moderate weather is about to arrive.

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Extreme Cold Convinces Escaped Convict To Give Up: VIDEO

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

How cold is it? It's so cold that at least one escapee from prison asked to be put back behind bars. Robert Vick walked away from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. By Monday evening, he'd had enough. So he turned himself in.

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What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

This super cold air is usually whirling around the Arctic. But a big piece has plunged further south than normal. One way to think about what's happening: If a spinning ice skater extends her arms, she slows down. Sometimes, she wobbles and falls. The polar vortex has sort of stretched out an arm.

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Run Run Shaw, Kung Fu Movie Pioneer, Dies

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The Hong Kong movie mogul's films included 1972's Five Fingers of Death, which was a kung fu classic. With his brother Ronnie, Shaw produced more than 1,000 films over five decades. He also helped produce some American films, including Blade Runner. Later, he became a prominent philanthropist.

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Hang In There Another Day Or So โ€” Warmer Air Is Coming

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

While bone-chilling temperatures remain across much of the nation, there are some fun (and safe) things to do. Morning Edition is asking for photos about what some very cool folks are up to.

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Florida State Wins A Thriller To Take College Championship

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A wild final 4 1/2 minutes was capped by Florida State's winning touchdown that came with just 13 seconds left in the game. So the much-debated Bowl Championship Series system ends with a great game.

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