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Obama Lights National Christmas Tree

December 6, 2013 3:58 pm

Barack Obama presided over the lighting of the White House Christmas tree today, rainy weather and all. [Official White House Photograph]

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Sharks Return Home To Give Birth, Study Shows

December 6, 2013 3:58 pm

A new study that took almost a decade to complete shows lemon shark mothers return to the places they were born to birth their own babies.

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Study Says Vitamin D Doesn´t Prevent Chronic Diseases

December 6, 2013 3:57 pm

New research suggests low levels of vitamin D might be a consequence of some diseases, not a cause of them.

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World Mourns, Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 3:40 pm

Across the globe, flags flew at half staff and memorials were erected outside South African embassies as mourners gathered to remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The former anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. (…

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6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material

December 6, 2013 3:39 pm

Six people being tested for possible radiation exposure in a hospital in central Mexico are suspects in the theft of highly radioactive cobalt-60, a government official said Friday. The official said the six were arrested Thursday and taken to the general hospital in Pachuca for observation and testing for radiation exposure. Once they are cleared, […]

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Job Growth Puts Stock Buyers Back to Work

December 6, 2013 3:38 pm

Good news it appears is good news again. Stocks squash a five-day slump with the Dow's best one-day gain since October – thanks to a stronger-than-expected jobs report. But blue chips still suffer their first weekly decline in nine weeks, while the Nasdaq just about ended the week where it began.

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French Troops Arrive in Bangui to Stem Bloodshed

December 6, 2013 3:38 pm

Help arrives a day after more than 100 were slaughtered in the Central African Republic. French troops are now patrolling the country, part of its second major African intervention in a year. The presence is a relief for citizens of the capital Bangui.

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Remembrances of Nelson Mandela From Around the World

December 6, 2013 3:38 pm

Leaders, organizations and ordinary citizens are all remembering the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95.

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Eagles deaths allowed by US government

December 6, 2013 3:28 pm

There's a controversy brewing over our national bird, that's pitting environmentalists against each other. Justin Gray reports from Washington where critics saw new government rules announced Friday for wind farms, put the bald eagle at risk.

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State PUC to join in BART disabled train probe

December 6, 2013 3:28 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say a state agency is also looking into why a disabled train stranded hundreds of passengers in a tunnel that sent at least nine people to the hospital. BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said Friday that the California Public Utilities Commission will be a part of the probe on […]

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