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Sen. Rubio preparing for 2016 run

CNBC - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:39am
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is preparing to launch a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, ABC News reported on Friday, citing an adviser.
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Incentives: Stay-at-Home Parents Already Get a Tax Preference

The New York Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:50am
President Obama’s proposal to expand a child-care tax break has some conservatives complaining that it discriminates against parents who stay home.






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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

CNN - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:32am
Even after decades of battling one of the world's biggest killers, the treatment of cancer is still an inexact science.
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Out of Abramoff's ashes

POLITICO - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:36am
His scandal-tarred law firm rises again as a powerhouse.
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King for a day

POLITICO - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:35am
Democrats seize on an event being hosted by immigration lightning rod Steve King.
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2 more bodies found in ruins of burned Maryland mansion, 2 still missing

FOX News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:00am
Investigators found the bodies of two more people in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground earlier this week, bringing the number of dead to four.
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Car pulled from Florida canal linked to 1978 missing persons case

FOX News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:00am
Law enforcement officials say that a car pulled from a South Florida canal late Thursday is linked to a 1978 missing persons case. 
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Senate's marathon Keystone debate ends in anger

POLITICO - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:47am
A seemingly endless series of votes leaves Democrats fuming.
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Colorado baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

FOX News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:00am
A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?
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California police charge suspect in four-decade old 'Gypsy Hill Murders'

FOX News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:00am
Nearly 40 years after the infamous and gruesome “Gypsy Hill murders” shocked the Bay Area, California investigators believe they have found the man behind at least two of the five killings.
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Saudi succession isn’t a big deal for oil

CNBC - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:47pm
News of Saudi King Abdullah's death sent oil prices higher, but analysts dismissed talk of a trend change, noting the oversupply fundamentals are intact.
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U.S. Judge Says ‘Dreamers’ Can Keep Driver’s Licenses

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:10pm
A District Court judge in Arizona issued a permanent injunction overturning a ban, saying immigrants were being unfairly penalized.






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NY panel asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death; calls care 'incompetent'

FOX News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:54pm
A New York state oversight panel wants federal prosecutors to probe the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication.
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National Briefing | Plains: North Dakota: Pipeline Rupture Spills 3 Million Gallons of Saltwater

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:54pm
The spill was detected Jan. 6 during a periodic inspection by the company, which said Thursday that the cause of the rupture in the pipeline and when exactly it happened were still unknown.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: Tests Show Water Appears Free of Carcinogens

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:50pm
Initial tests of water supplies show no sign of a cancer-causing element for the first time since they were contaminated by a crude oil spill over the weekend, a state official said.






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National Briefing | South: Georgia: Dr. King’s Children End One Suit Over Legacy

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:45pm
The suit had asked a judge to stop the King Center from using the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s image, likeness and memorabilia.






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National Briefing | South: Arkansas: Governor Seeks to Continue an Alternative to Medicaid

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:42pm
Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked lawmakers to keep the state’s alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in place for two more years.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: New Orleans Ends Smoking in Bars and Gambling Halls

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:38pm
Despite protests from owners of such establishments, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls to protect the health of musicians and other entertainers.






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National Briefing | Military: Commander of Naval Base Relieved of Duty at Guantánamo

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:35pm
The commander of the United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been relieved of his duties because of a loss of confidence in his ability to command.






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Bruised but Unbowed, Reid Plans for Future

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:28pm
Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, told reporters that injuries sustained three weeks ago during an exercise mishap would not keep him from seeking re-election in 2016.






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