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No Parole For Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's Killer

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The man who murdered the Beatle in 1980 has now been denied parole seven times. He's serving a sentence of 20 years to life.

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SEAL's Book On Bin Laden Raid, Woodward Book On Obama Due Sept. 11

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.

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Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.

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Officials Say West Nile Outbreak Could Be Worst Ever In U.S.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Health officials said this year has already been remarkable, but with cases on the rise, this outbreak could be worst since the virus was first spotted in the U.S. in 1999.

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Fed Hints At More Action To Boost Economy

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.

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Curiosity Is On A Roll: Makes Its First Movements On Mars

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The rover moved forward a short distance, rotated and moved backward. It's fully mobile, NASA engineers say.

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Deficit To Be $1.1 Trillion, Unemployment To Stay Above 8 Percent, CBO Says

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress has released its latest forecasts on the budget and the economy.

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Update: Akin Vows Again To Stay In Missouri Senate Race

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Under fire for his comments about rape and abortion, the Missouri Senate candidate is under pressure from his own party to drop out before the end of the day. His Democratic opponent is one of the few voices urging him to stay in.

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JetBlue Fined $90K For Not Telling Passengers They Were Allowed To Deplane

Monday, August 20, 2012

The plane sat at a gate with its door open for more than three hours, a violation of flyers' rights.

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For First Time, Latinos Represent Largest Minority Group In Colleges

Monday, August 20, 2012

In 1972, Latinos aged 18 to 24, represented 2.9 percent of college students. They're now 16 percent.

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Low Waters Close 11-Mile Stretch Of Mississippi River

Monday, August 20, 2012

Record drought has tested the river and the Army Corps of Engineers, which is attempting to keep it open.

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Phyllis Diller, Legendary Comedian, Is Dead

Monday, August 20, 2012

Diller, who presented herself as a odd-ball housewife with a husband name Fang, was a staple on '50s television.

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Obama: Congressman's Rape Remarks 'Don't Make Sense,' Were 'Way Out There'

Monday, August 20, 2012

The president weighed in on controversial comments made over the weekend by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for the Senate. Akin said that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.

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Famed Augusta National Golf Club Adds First 2 Female Members

Monday, August 20, 2012

The home of the Masters invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore to join. Both accepted. Augusta's refusal to let women join has long been controversial.

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Congressman Who Took Nude Dip In Sea Of Galilee Apologizes

Monday, August 20, 2012

Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder was among a group of lawmakers who got in the water during a late-night escapade last summer. He was reportedly the only way to fully disrobe. Yoder says he was in the water only briefly.

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Missouri GOP Senate Candidate's Remarks On Rape Stir Controversy

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who's challenging Democrat Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat, said it's "rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped. The Romney campaign distanced itself from the remarks.

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Facebook Shares Battered As Insiders Are Allowed To Sell

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Some early investors were allowed to sell, driving the stock price to historic lows.

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Campaign Trail: Biden's Comment About 'Chains' Sparks Controversy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

By telling a racially mixed audience in Virginia on Tuesday that the Republican ticket's economic plans would "put y'all back in chains," Vice President Biden sparked the latest campaign controversy.

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First Openly Gay General: DADT Repeal Is More About Recognition Of Family

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tammy Smith said having her wife present at her promotion ceremony made her feel "authentic and complete."

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Florida's Biggest Python So Far Measured 17 Feet, 7 Inches; Had 87 Eggs

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The giant was captured in Everglades National Park, where managers are struggling to control a booming population of the Southeast Asian species.

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