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House Takes First Step Toward Health Care Repeal

Updated: 01/08/2011 - House Republicans cleared a hurdle Friday in their first attempt to scrap President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul, yet it was little more than a symbolic swipe at the law.

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Sisters Who Share Kidney Released from Prison

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Two sisters whose life sentences were suspended on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other were released from a Mississippi prison on Friday after serving 16 years for an armed robbery.

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Unemployment Drops: 103K New Jobs In December

Updated: 01/07/2011 - The nation's economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months.

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Lottery Jackpot Winner to Claim Winnings in Wash.

Posted: 01/07/2011 - The Washington winner of the Mega Millions lottery jackpot planned to discuss his windfall Thursday, while officials in Idaho waited for another lucky ticket-holder to come forward and claim half of the $380 million prize.

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Jackpot Winner Was 'Pale, Shaking' When He Won

Updated: 01/06/2011 - No, Carolyn, it's not a heart attack. It's a fortune. The man who bought one of two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery frightened his wife when he woke her Tuesday night to share the life-changing news.

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Police: Gunman Suspended Before School Shooting

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The 17-year-old gunman who opened fire at his Nebraska high school, killing an assistant principal, had been suspended from class and removed from the building hours earlier for driving on an athletic field, police said Thursday.

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Obama Chooses Daley as Chief of Staff

Posted: 01/06/2011 - President Barack Obama named veteran political manager William Daley to be his new chief of staff Thursday, selecting a centrist with Wall Street ties to help navigate a newly divided Congress and a looming re-election.

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Homeless Man Becomes Overnight Sensation

Posted: 01/06/2011 - Ted Williams, whose deep, velvety voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the country, has become an overnight sensation.

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Vice Principal Dies After Shooting by Student

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The son of a police detective opened fire at a Nebraska high school Wednesday, fatally wounding the assistant principal and forcing panicked students to take cover in the kitchen of the building just as they returned from holiday break.

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Mega Millions Winner Steps Forward

Posted: 01/05/2011 - The Washington Lottery says the holder of one of two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery is a retired man who plans to bring his family to claim his winnings on Thursday.

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Officials: Probe into Videos to Include Higher-Ups

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Defense officials said Wednesday that investigators will likely question those who served as Capt. Owen Honors' superior officers at the time he was making a series of lewd videos aboard a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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State Lawmakers Target Automatic Citizenship

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A group of Republican state lawmakers said Wednesday they hope to trigger a Supreme Court review of the Constitution's 14th Amendment or force Congress to take action with legislation they've drafted targeting automatic citizenship granted to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.

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NTSB Urges Inspections of Emergency Transmitters

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Federal safety officials investigating the Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens called for the inspection of emergency locator transmitters on noncommercial planes to ensure they are properly mounted and will function after a crash.

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Widow of Edwards' Finance Chair at Grand Jury

Posted: 01/05/2011 - The widow of the finance chairman of John Edwards' two presidential bids appeared Wednesday before a federal grand jury that has been looking into the former North Carolina senator's campaign spending.

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Student Opens Fire at Omaha High School, 2 Wounded

Updated: 01/05/2011 - A student opened fire at an Omaha high school on Wednesday wounding two adults including the principal and causing students to rush to a school kitchen to take cover, authorities said.

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Police in Ariz Talk with Man Barricaded in Eatery

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler are talking with a man holed up inside a fast food restaurant after officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect inside a nearby mall.

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Gibbs Resigning as White House Spokesman

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and one of the most visible and forceful advocates for President Barack Obama, is quitting his job to become an outside political adviser.

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Mega Millions: Winning Tickets in Washington, Idaho

Updated: 01/05/2011 - After a nationwide frenzy for a life-changing chance to win a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, the two winning tickets were sold in small Pacific Northwest towns just 125 miles apart.

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Republicans Plan Health Care Repeal

Posted: 01/05/2011 - But GOP leaders are planning to vote next week, without hearings or a chance to make changes, to cancel President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Boehner says there's been plenty of debate on it already.

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Police Escort Nets Speeding Ticket

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Baby Kyle was born six minutes after the Coughlins arrived at the hospital in Manchester on Sept. 18. After that, Coughlin said the trooper congratulated him, then gave him a ticket for hitting 102 mph.

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Rewriting Twain's Classics

Posted: 01/04/2011 - A new edition of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" plans to replace the N-word in an effort not to offend readers.

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Pelosi Says 'No Regrets' on Last Day as Speaker

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Democrat Nancy Pelosi said she had no regrets on her last day as House speaker Tuesday, a reign that lasted four years and is ending after the November elections.

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