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Power's Still Out For Many After Isaac, And They're Boiling

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

"After six days of camping outside in sweltering temperatures because Hurricane Isaac knocked out power a week ago, there are many angry folks in the city and surrounding parishes."

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Are You Better Off? That's The Question As Democrats Gather

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

When Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland answered "no," Republicans jumped on the comment. Vice President Biden weighed in, saying the answer's yes because "bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." Expect much more to be said.

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Fed Chief Bernanke Issues Strong Hint Of Further Stimulus

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ben Bernanke said the stagnation of the labor market was of "grave concern."

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Pentagon Sends Former Navy SEAL A Warning Over Bin Laden Raid Book

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Pentagon reminds Matt Bissonnette that he signed a non-disclosure agreement and it warns him that it is ready to take legal action against him.

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Pentagon May Take Legal Action Against SEAL Author

Thursday, August 30, 2012

In a letter to the author, the Defense Department's general counsel said No Easy Day violated the author's agreements not to divulge military secrets. The book goes on sale Sept. 4.

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Using NASA's Infrared Telescope, Scientists Uncover Millions Of Black Holes

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Scientists also identified a new kind of galaxy they termed "hot DOGs," which were so obscured by dust even this telescope couldn't see what was inside them.

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Secret Service Agent Left Loaded Handgun In Bathroom Of Romney Plane

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The agent was pulled from the security detail and the Secret Service said they take this "very seriously."

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Isaac: Louisiana And Mississippi Order Evacuations; New Orleans Lifts Curfew

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Forecasters warned the storm could still cause "life-threatening hazards." Isaac is forecast to continue moving slowly and dump up to 14 inches of rain across a wide swath of the south and midwest.

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VIDEO: Hurricane Isaac As Seen From The International Space Station

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The video shows the tropical cyclone churning slowly, its outer bands stretching for 200 miles.

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Former Navy SEAL's Account Of Bin Laden Raid Differs From Govt. Version

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bin Laden, the former SEAL writes in an upcoming book, was already shot by the time they got to his room. He was lying in a pool of blood, his body twitching.

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U.S. Economy Grew At 1.7 Percent Annual Rate In Second Quarter

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Bureau of Economic Analysis revised its previous estimate of 1.5 percent.

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Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall In Southeast Louisiana, Headed For Baton Rouge

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac's core was expected to pass west of New Orleans with winds close to 80 mph and head for Baton Rouge, La. It was expected to gradually weaken. The storm made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River at 6:45 p.m. local time.

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Malcolm Browne, Journalist Who Took The 'Burning Monk' Photo, Dies

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing and spend decades as a writer for The New York Times, but it's that picture that he's remembered for.

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With $66.3 Billion In Agreements, U.S. Arms Sales Break Record In 2011

Monday, August 27, 2012

Nearly half of those sales went to Saudi Arabia, which is beefing up its defenses.

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Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. His words about "one giant leap for mankind" became the stuff of history and were sealed forever in the memory of those who were lucky enough to hear them. The moonwalk was the climax of the U.S.-Soviet space race. He was 82.

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Apple Emerges Victorious In Patent Trial Against Samsung

Friday, August 24, 2012

A jury decided Samsung violated many patents and awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages.

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At Penn State, New Students Weigh Stigma Of Scandal

Friday, August 24, 2012

The university reports it will exceed its enrollment goal as the fall term begins. Still, new students and their parents have some pragmatic questions about how the scandal will affect them.

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Anti-Doping Chief: Armstrong Knows Truth, Sticking To 'Baseless Soundbites'

Friday, August 24, 2012

Travis Tygart says the USADA uncovered one of the "most sophisticated drug conspiracies we've ever seen." And that reason why Lance Armstrong decided not to fight the charges is obvious.

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Rep. Todd Akin Gets Strong Support From A Pro-Life Group

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Family Research Council, a pro-life organization, says Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on rape recently were wrong; however, they will continue to support him because he's strongly pro-life and a 'decent' man.

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Former Penn State President Launches 'Full-Throttle Defense'

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Graham Spanier lost his job in the wake of the scandal over former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier says he never knew Sandusky was molesting young boys.

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