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Mark Memmott

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Highway In Iceland May Be Sidetracked By Elves

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In a nation that takes its elves and other mythical creatures seriously, a proposed road is being held up. A court is considering both the environmental impact and the potential effect on elves who are said to have a church in the highway's projected path.

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Yes, Virginia, NORAD's 'Santa Tracker' Is On

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Critics โ€” some might say Grinches โ€” don't like the defense command's annual online effort to "track" Santa's travels. But for those who wish to follow his journey, the high-tech tool is up and running.

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Mass Graves Discovered In South Sudan; Is Civil War Coming?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hundreds of people have already been killed and thousands more have fled their homes. The power struggle that's underway has raised fears of a retreat into tribalism and the outbreak of a full-fledged war.

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Top Stories: Spacewalk Resumes; Fears Grow In South Sudan

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Also: Edward Snowden says his mission has been accomplished; Target says the Justice Department is investigating its data breach; and the execution of the North Korean leader's uncle is tied to a business dispute.

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Repairs Done, Astronauts Wrap Up Spacewalk

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Astronauts have made critical repairs on the International Space Station's cooling equipment. On Saturday, they spent 5 1/2 hours outside the station. They spent more than six hours outside on Friday.

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VIDEO: Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Ex-bandmate

Monday, December 23, 2013

Marcus "Magnificent" Malone was a percussionist in Santana's band before it hit big in 1969. Since then, he's spent time in prison and time on the streets. By chance, he was part of a local TV news report. Then Santana and the news station tracked Malone down. Now he may play with the band again.

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Reports: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor Of AK-47, Dies

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Russian creator of the world's most popular weapon died Monday at the age of 94, officials tell Russian news outlets. More than 100 million of the weapons, including knockoffs, have been produced. While proud of his invention, Kalashnikov said it saddened him to see them used by terrorists.

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Two Takeaways From An Offensive Tweet Heard 'Round The World

Monday, December 23, 2013

Public relations professional Justine Sacco is out of a job after what she concedes was a "needless and careless tweet" about AIDS in Africa. Her experience reinforces some basic rules about the world of social media.

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Peyton Or Tom? Which QB Do You Want When Game's On The Line?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Let the debate begin: If you could choose which current quarterback to have on your team when it's behind in a big game, who would it be? Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or someone else?

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Top Stories: Pussy Riot Releases; Deadline Day For Health Care

Monday, December 23, 2013

Also: Duck Dynasty star says he's a lover, "not a hater;" fears grow of civil war in South Sudan; winter weather continues to wreak havoc; Apple lands a big deal in China; and Utah officials will try again to halt same-sex marriages.

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'I Am A Lover ... Not A Hater,' Says 'Duck Dynasty' Star

Monday, December 23, 2013

Phil Robertson also says he won't "back off from my path." The reality show star has been suspended by A&E for his comments about homosexuality. Meanwhile, Cracker Barrel apologizes to customers for removing Duck Dynasty merchandise from its restaurants and says it will bring the goods back.

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Their Release Is Just A 'PR Stunt,' Pussy Riot Member Says

Monday, December 23, 2013

All three members of the band are now free. But the pardons are just an effort by President Vladimir Putin to shore up his country's reputation before February's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina said after her release.

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Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

Friday, December 20, 2013

If confirmed, the Montana Democrat would succeed Ambassador Gary Locke. Baucus had already announced he would not seek re-election next year. An early departure gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a fellow Democrat, the chance to appoint another member of their party to serve out the term.

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Well, Morgan Freeman Did Play Nelson Mandela In A Movie

Friday, December 20, 2013

Among the many memorials in India that honor the former South African leader is a billboard that mistakenly features a photo of the actor. It's not the first time that Freeman's been inadvertently mixed up in a misidentification.

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Health Care Rules Relaxed Again, 'Backlash' Follows

Friday, December 20, 2013

After the Obama administration announced that Americans who recently had their health insurance canceled can buy "catastrophic policies," the insurance industry said the change will cause more confusion.

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'Huge Win For Victims Of Sexual Assault' In Defense Budget

Friday, December 20, 2013

The military has come under fire for how it investigates and handles cases of unwanted sexual contact among its personnel. Under new rules, commanders won't be able to dismiss court-martial findings and victims will have more protections.

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Jurors Hear Kate Middleton's Voicemails; Some From William

Thursday, December 19, 2013

At the London trial of editors for the now-defunct News of the World, prosecutors played recordings of messages left by Prince William for his then-girlfriend. Editors from the tabloid are on trial for their alleged roles in the hacking scandal.

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Methodist Minister Who Officiated At Gay Wedding Is Defrocked

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rev. Frank Schaefer presided over his son's marriage to another man six years ago. When his congregation learned about the marriage this year, a complaint was filed with United Methodist officials. The church says same-sex marriage is "incompatible with Christian teaching." Schaefer disagrees.

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'Duck Dynasty' Dad Doubles Down; Palin Defends Him

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Phil Robertson has been suspended from the popular A&E reality show for saying, among other things, that homosexuality is sinful and comparing gays to "the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers." He says he's reflecting "what the Bible teaches."

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Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card Accounts

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The retailer acknowledged early Thursday that there was a massive security breach of its customers' credit and debit card accounts. It started the day before Thanksgiving and extended at least to Dec. 15 โ€” the heart of the holiday shopping season.

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