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Mark Memmott

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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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Slowly, Water Is Flowing Again In West Virginia

Monday, January 13, 2014

A chemical spill Thursday led officials to warn customers across nine counties not to use the water coming from their taps. About 300,000 people are affected. Officials say tests of the water have been encouraging, and that they've begun a systematic restart of the system.

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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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