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  • 2 in Missouri Charged With Lying on Forms to Buy Guns Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

    Federal authorities in Missouri charged two men with lying on forms to purchase guns ahead of the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown.Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Baldwin only faced those charges as of late Friday, but sources told ABC News that authorities were looking into…

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  • 'The Imitation Game': A Look at the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

    Sixty years after his death, Alan Turing is back in the public eye.Turing, a British mathematician who helped defeat the Nazis by cracking their codes, is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film "The Imitation Game," which is set for a Nov. 28 release.Even if this is the first time you've heard…

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  • Immigration: President Obama 'Damaging Presidency' With Unilateral Action, Boehner Says

    House Speaker John Boehner said that President Obama is damaging the institution of the presidency by taking unilateral action to reform the country's immigration laws, setting up another political showdown on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as Republicans work on a strategy on how best to react…

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  • Ferguson Decision: Attorney General Eric Holder Appeals For Peace

    While a Missouri grand jury secretly decides whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, the nation’s top law enforcement official today called on concerned Americans to appreciate “the gravity” of the matter and express themselves peacefully."History…

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  • Oklahoma Walmart Employee Defends Food Donation Campaign for Co-Workers

    A group calling for better working conditions at Walmart is criticizing a food donation campaign for employees in need, saying it's symptomatic of wages being too low.But Dawnne Sulaitis, the Walmart department manager who started the campaign for "Store 3430" in Midwest City, Oklahoma, said it's…

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  • Pentagon Denies Payments Made for Bowe Bergdahl Info

    The Pentagon is denying a suggestion that money was paid for information about Bowe Bergdahl's whereabouts while he was detained by the Taliban or that they were taken in by a con man charging an unspecified large amount of money for intelligence information.The allegation was raised in a Nov. 5…

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  • Phone Scams: Why People Keep Falling for the Oldest Scam in the Book

    It was 11 o’clock in the morning when Luann and Betty Ann’s world was shattered with a single phone call.“He says, ‘Do you have a daughter or a son?’ And I said, ‘Yes, I have a daughter,’” Luann said. “And he said, ‘Oh boy, there’s been a terrible accident. Four cars at an intersection. Everyone is…

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  • President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

    President Obama tonight announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in three decades, providing relief for an estimated 4.1 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and about 300,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children."I know some of the critics…

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Reach for That $100 Bill on Your Windshield

    Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield.The simple scheme works like this: Drivers walk to their parked cars and, after they get in the vehicle, they notice a $100 bill in the windshield. The…

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  • Astronomers Probe Unusual Source of Light in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    In a galaxy far, far away, a mysterious light source is intriguing an international team of astronomers.Known as SDSS1133, the cosmic light appears as a bright spot on astronomical surveys, where it has been captured without explanation for six decades.After analyzing the light source, which is…

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  • Company Creates Tiny Livers With 3-D Printer to Test Drugs

    A San Diego company has created human liver tissue with a 3-D printer designed to be used by drug companies for testing.The feat achieved by Organovo may seem like science fiction but more and more researchers and scientists have been examining how 3-D printers can be used to "create" human tissue…

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  • 4 Reasons Cases Like Ferguson Are Hard for Feds to Prosecute

    As soon as the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri,, announces its decision over whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, the public will almost certainly turn to the Justice Department and say: Your move, Mr. Attorney General.U.S. Attorney General…

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  • CIA Praise, of Sorts, for Glenn Greenwald's Book on Edward Snowden

    A CIA reviewer has halting praise for journalist Glenn Greenwald’s book on the Edward Snowden affair, calling it the book “the most complete, though far from the most objective account” of the leaker who exposed the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance programs. The review, written...

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  • Parents of ‘Midnight Rider’ Crew Member Sarah Jones Settle Wrongful Death Suit

    The parents of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant who was killed in a train accident on the Georgia set of "Midnight Rider," announced today they have reached a settlement with several defendants in the wrongful death suit they filed against the film’s producers and corporations who own…

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  • How Zero Gravity Affects Men and Women Differently

    With an upcoming mission to Mars, NASA is studying the ways that living in space affects both men and women.In a study published this month in Journal of Women's Health, researchers from NASA and National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) went through decades of data to understand how…

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  • Ferguson School District's Plan to Get Students Off the Streets

    Schools in Ferguson, Missouri, released plans today to ensure that students are off the streets - possibly including closing schools - ahead of the grand jury verdict in the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.The Ferguson-Florissant School District said that, whenever a decision is handed down,…

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  • 'Devastating' Failures Lead Secret Service to Consider Raising White House Fence

    The security failures that recently let a man with a small knife in his pocket jump the perimeter fence and make it "practically unencumbered" deep into the White House were "devastating," and now the U.S. Secret Service may make the fence taller, the new head of the agency said today in his first…

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