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'Charlie Hebdo' Hits The Stands — And Promptly Flies Off Them

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:17am

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published its latest edition in Paris on Wednesday. It was purchased by hundreds of thousands of Parisians as a gesture of support, selling out at outlets across the city.

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Seattle Public Transportation Has Gone to the Dogs — Well, One Dog

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:21am

For once, a positive commuting story: When one Seattle-area dog wants to get on the bus, often she doesn't wait for her owner. She'll just hop on without him and meet up several stops later.

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Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:03am

Martin Luther King Day honors a great African-American leader — so you may think it's a day many Americans would also honor today's prominent African-Americans in our lives today. But you'd be wrong.

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U.S. Responsible For Paris Terror Attacks, Russian TV Network Says

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:03am

A Russian TV station has broadcast an unchallenged claim that the terrorist attacks in Paris were the work of U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Miami Rejects Hosting Cuban Consulate, But Tampa Wants It

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:03am

In anticipation of talks to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, Miami officials say they don't want a Cuban Consulate. In Tampa, though, officials say they'd welcome it.

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Homeland Security Budget Caught Up In Immigration Politics

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:03am

The House is set to pass a $40 billion spending bill that pays for the Department of Homeland Security to the end of the budget year — but also invalidates President Obama's executive actions on deportations.

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Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:03am

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the vote. She could be the first black woman, and mom, to lead the Justice Department.

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Indiana's Veterans Service Officers Help Vets Get More Benefits

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:18am

Veterans Service Officers often help veterans successfully navigate the complicated benefits process. But not all vets in Indiana know about VSOs or have access to them.

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North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:17am

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:16am

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.

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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:16am

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.

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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:15am

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:14am

A few years ago amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:13am

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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Prosthetic Eye Helps Keep 1-Eyed Fish From Being Bullied

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:20am

Ever since losing an eye, other fish at the Vancouver Aquarium bullied a half-blind rockfish. The prosthetic eye, however, is helping, according to reports.

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Fried Egg Found At Crime Scene

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:00am

On the Isles of Scilly, just off the coast of England, someone forced their way into a soccer club's shed, damaging a door and leaving one clue: a fried egg.

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Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.

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In Louisiana, Cheaper Gas Can Pump People Full Of Anxiety

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

When oil prices dropped in the 1980s, Louisiana was hit hard. The impacts of this latest drop have yet to be fully felt, but the City of New Orleans is more resilient this time.

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Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Ohio State routed Oregon 42-20 Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The game's offensive MVP, running back Ezekiel Elliot, rushed for 246 years and four touchdowns.

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Mourning Continues In France

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne has the latest on the investigation into last week's terror attacks in France.

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