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Obama Urges World: Act on Mandela Legacy

December 10, 2013 4:25 am

President Obama spoke of former South African President Nelson Mandela's legacy of making peace by getting them to trust each other. Obama spoke at the memorial for Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Dec. 10)

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100-Year-Old Christmas Wish List Reminds Readers of Simpler Times

December 10, 2013 4:25 am

Upon hearing some of the over-the-top requests kids have recently made of Santa, one woman decided to share the Christmas wish list her late grandfather wrote nearly a century ago.

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Kill Order Issued on Snowy Owls at JFK Airport

December 10, 2013 4:24 am

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently decided that snowy owls be shot on sight if they are seen near JFK airport.

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Female Burglar Takes Dog Along for Crime

December 10, 2013 4:23 am

A woman in Florida took her small black pooch along during a burglary.

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Burglars Smoke Marijuana and Use Bathroom to Dye Hair

December 10, 2013 4:23 am

A woman, who lives on Vaughn Street, claimed she came home the day following Thanksgiving after taking a two day trip away from her residence to celebrate the holiday. Although nothing was missing, the house reeked of marijuana and there were red hair dye remnants left behind in the bathroom.

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Winter Storm Bearing Down on Much of the Country

December 10, 2013 4:22 am

A Wintry storm bearing down across the country with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind is expected to continue to cause problems across the nation Tuesday. Monday was a slower commute than normal in the Washington, D.C. area. Ice caused power lines and trees to topple, triggering power outages and closing many schools. […]

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US Banks Await Volcker Rules Vote

December 10, 2013 4:01 am

Some of America's top financial regulators decide on Tuesday whether or not to introduce a set of controversial rules regarding how US banks make money.

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Bitcoin Mania: A Week as a Crypto-Currency Miner

December 10, 2013 4:01 am

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS TV REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "It was a whirlwind love affair, but now China and bitcoin seem to be taking a bit of a break." The bursting of this latest bubble was

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World Leaders in Mandela Memorial

December 10, 2013 4:01 am

Leaders arrived at Soweto's Soccer City Stadium on Tuesday (December 10) for a national memorial service that will honour anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. The memorial event will pay tribute to a life of imprisonment and political struggle that ended in triumph and consecrated Mandela as a global symbol of integrity and forgiveness.

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Report: Most States Do A Bad Job Informing Consumers About Physician Quality

December 10, 2013 3:28 am

When it comes to providing consumers with easily accessible information about physician quality, a report out today gave most states grades of  ‘D’ or ‘F,’ often because they compile data only about primary care doctors, not specialists. Washington state and Minnesota were the only states that got an A from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, a […]

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