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Obama calls for $74B in additional gov’t spending
WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parti...
January 30, 2015 12:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
UPDATE - Today's headlines are: Salman Rushdie to deliver lecture on human rights at Emory - Plane Train at Atlanta's airport to get major overhaul - 1 person killed, 3 others wounded in DeKalb Cou...
January 29, 2015 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
UPDATE: With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors ...
January 29, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed
UPDATE: The Denver police chief says it is not clear from a preliminary investigation how an officer was injured when a 17-year-old girl driving a stolen car was killed by police.
January 29, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fugitive treasure hunter says in court he is very sick
UPDATE: A treasure hunter who vanished two years ago while he was in a dispute over one of the greatest deep-sea hauls in American history was in court Thursday, appearing ready to defend himself a...
January 29, 2015 02:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
January 29, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline bill
The Republican-controlled Senate moved Thursday toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many expec...
January 29, 2015 11:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years
The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a st...
January 29, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds
NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California.
January 29, 2015 09:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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US colleges seek economic diversity in students from China
UPDATE: Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international stude...
January 29, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade
UPDATE: The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner swap wasn't carri...
January 29, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney General nominee picks up GOP support
UPDATE: Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch picked up her first Republican endorsement Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.
January 29, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead
UPDATE: Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen con...
January 29, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort Hood gunman Hasan says he wants to keep top lawyer
UPDATE: The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. A cha...
January 29, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot
Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.
January 29, 2015 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from ...
January 29, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize
The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order.
January 29, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.
January 29, 2015 09:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport
The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid dep...
January 28, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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