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  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary Blockage

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blockage in her left coronary artery.Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Court.She underwent coronary catheterization procedure…

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  • Black Friday 2014: How to Keep Your Credit Card Information Safe From Cyber Criminals

    It's the most wonderful time of the year -- until your credit card information is compromised.An estimated 140 million American shoppers are expected to start their holiday shopping in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.While many of us are…

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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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  • 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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  • How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight

    Chuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years. Hagel had raised questions about the strategy’s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad, but not…

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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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  • 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 Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration

    President Barack Obama defended his decision to use executive authority to enact changes to the U.S. immigration system during an exclusive interview for “This Week,” challenging Republican Speaker John Boehner to “pass a bill” if he was not satisfied with the president’s unilateral actions.…

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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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  • '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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  • 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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