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US Senator Rockefeller Announces Retirement

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Five-term U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the great-grandson of a famous 19th century American oil tycoon, says he will not seek a sixth term in 2014. Rockefeller, a 75-year-old liberal Democrat, announced his decision Friday in his home state of West Virginia. He described 2014 as “the right time to find new ways to fight” for […]

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US Senator Rockefeller Announces Retirement

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Five-term U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the great-grandson of a famous 19th century American oil tycoon, says he will not seek a sixth term in 2014. Rockefeller, a 75-year-old liberal Democrat, announced his decision Friday in his home state of West Virginia. He described 2014 as “the right time to find new ways to fight” for […]

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One Student Critically Wounded in California High School Shooting

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun opened fire in a California classroom Thursday, critically wounding one of his classmates and adding urgency to a national debate over gun violence. Police say a teacher and administrator at the high school in the town of Taft, about 200 kilometers north of Los Angeles, convinced the shooter […]

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Biden Meets with Gun Control Lobby

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver to the president by Tuesday new policy proposals intended to curb gun violence. Biden has been holding discussions with gun victims groups and gun safety advocates. He plans to speak later Thursday with a representative of the powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association. The […]

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US has Worst Flu Season in 10 Years

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this is the worst flu season in the United States in 10 years, and the epidemic has not hit its peak. Widespread flu is reported in 44 states, and the Centers for Disease Control says the percentage of people going to the hospital for treatment of […]

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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Civil War film “Lincoln” leads Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, while adapted screenplay sensation “Life of Pi” follows close behind with 11. Oscars show host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominees Thursday in Beverly Hills, California on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The […]

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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral announced the new policy on Wednesday. National Cathedral Reverend Gary Hall said it was an honor to take the next step toward greater equality. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s […]

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Reports: Obama to Nominate Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. media reports say White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is expected to be picked to lead the Treasury Department. Officials tell CNN and the AP Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s announcement on the nomination could come before the end of this week. Lew has served as budget director for Mr. Obama and former […]

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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral are expected to officially announce the new policy on Wednesday. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C. diocese, which includes areas of the neighboring state of Maryland. Maryland voters […]

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2012 Was Warmest Ever in US

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says last year was the warmest ever in the country. Government weather experts said Tuesday the average 2012 temperature in the country’s 48 contiguous states — not counting the island state of Hawaii and far northern Alaska — was 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit . That was a full degree higher than the old […]

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