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  • Why Congress' Only 5-Time 'Jeopardy' Champ Chose Science Over Lobbying

    He has a resume unlike any other elected official: Five-time “Jeopardy” champ, research physicist, patent holder, arms-control expert.So when U.S. Rep. Rush Holt announced his retirement from Congress, he might easily have made his next step into the so-called "revolving door" of the lobbying…

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  • Christian Bale on Studying Moses: He Was a 'Freedom Fighter' for Hebrews, 'Terrorist' to Egyptian Empire

    To prepare for the role of Moses for the upcoming film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Christian Bale studied the biblical story, and came to realize that Moses was a very complicated figure.“He was so much more human than I had ever imagined... had all sort of temptations and indulgences that he had…

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  • Video of Cleveland Boy's Shooting Over Toy Gun Shown to Family Reps

    A surveillance video of a boy with a toy gun being shot by a police officer has been shown to representatives of the slain boy's family, Cleveland police said today.The family of Tamir Rice, 12, declined the police offer to watch the video themselves, police told a news conference today.Police said…

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  • Google Maps Features to Ease Thanksgiving Travel

    Google Maps released a few new updates this month that could come in handy just in time for the Thanksgiving rush.The latest iteration of the Google Maps app for Android now offers users the weather. While it's not necessarily that helpful for traveling to Grandma's house 20 miles away, having the…

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, senior administration officials confirmed today to ABC News.Flanked by Hagel and Vice President Biden, President Obama announced the Secretary’s departure this morning from the White House's State Dining Room.“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary…

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  • John McCain 'Strongly Encouraging' Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

    Sen. John McCain is prodding one of his closest allies in the Senate to consider a run for the White House – Sen. Lindsey Graham.“I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain, R-Ariz., told ABC News. “I know of no one who is better versed and more…

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  • 2 Children Test Negative for Ebola in Ohio

    Two young children who were admitted to an Ohio hospital today after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa have tested negative for Ebola, health officials said.Two sisters, ages 4 and 6, were taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus early this morning after they showed…

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  • Boy Carrying Replica Gun Dies After Being Shot by Cleveland Police

    A 12-year-old boy who was shot by Cleveland police officers while carrying a replica gun in a park playground has died, hospital officials said today.The boy, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as Tamir Rice, died at MetroHealth Medical Center after he was taken there for…

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  • President Obama: American People Want 'New Car Smell' in 2016 Campaign

    President Obama, acknowledging he's taken some political "dings" during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that "new car smell" when it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, suggesting he may not have a prominent role on…

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  • President Obama: 'Significant' Gaps Remain in Talks Over Iran Nuke Program

    President Barack Obama said just days before the deadline for negotiations over Iran's nuclear program that the gaps in the talks remain "significant" and that it was too soon to tell whether the parties could reach an agreement by Monday."The good news is that the interim deal that we entered into…

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  • Why UK Officials Believe Terrorism Threat in Britain Is Greater Than Ever Before

    In perhaps her most stark message yet, British Home Secretary Theresa May warned that Britain is facing its greatest terrorism threat in its history."When the security and intelligence agencies tell us that the threat we face is now more dangerous than at any time before or since 9/11, we should…

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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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  • Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Prompts Probe by Congress

    The prices of some common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said.The hearing of the Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging on Thursday was called after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announced they were…

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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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