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Classical Pianist Van Cliburn Dies in Texas at 78

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Cliburn died early Wednesday at his Fort Worth home surrounded by loved ones following a battle with bone cancer, said his publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone.

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Immigration Detainees Released

Posted: 02/27/2013 - ICE's decision to release immigrant detainees because of budget cuts is being criticized. Republicans say the move puts the public at risk. White House says it had no input in the decision.

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Sequester May Close Nearly 240 Air Traffic Control Towers

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration met with airline and airport executives, as they oversee the nation's air traffic system for airlines and private flights. Plans include closing some control towers in less busy areas. FAA employees have been told they may be furloughed as part of cuts.

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Two California State Lawmakers Condemn Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Turn

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Two female California state lawmakers have condemned the Oscar host's comments during Sunday's awards presentation as degrading toward women and asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to use better judgment in the future.

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Gun Control Fight Entering Final Round In Senate

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," which she introduced last month. The following day, the Judiciary Committee plans to consider the assault weapons ban

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Wanted: Married Couple To Fly To Mars

Posted: 02/27/2013 - If a private group's newly unveiled plans pan out, a man and a woman may represent humanity on a journey that has never been attempted: a mission to Mars.

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Obama, Congress Unveil New Rosa Parks Statue At Capitol

Posted: 02/27/2013 - A 9-foot statue that shows Rosa Parks seated, commemorating the moment in December 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, was unveiled Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol.

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Mexico: Drug War Has Led To 26,121 Disappearances

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Mexico's new administration says an official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of former President Felipe Calderon, who launched the country's offensive against drug cartels.

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Bobby Brown Sentenced To 55 Days In Jail For DUI

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Singer Bobby Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October.

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More Spin Than Substance, As Sequester Nears On Friday

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Military leaders say readiness will be compromised if the cuts take full effect. Republicans seek to blame President Obama and Democrats for the situation. The two sides remain divided over taxes as part of the solution.

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Why Apple May Owe You $5

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Apple settles lawsuit over in-game iTunes purchases by kids. Parents claimed kids racked up huge bills for "freemium" games like "TapFish".. Apple will offer credits or cash refunds for people who can show their bills. Anyone can get $5 in iTunes credit, too.

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Sequester Budget Cuts Could Cost Nearly 800,000 Jobs

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The job losses would result from declines in government spending in a wide range of government programs. The across-the-board spending cuts are slated to take effect Friday, March 1st.

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After One Month, American Couple Still Missing in Peru

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Jamie Neal and Garret Hand had been chronicling their trip on social media. They last posted in late January; family and friends have not been able to reach them since. Some areas they planned to visit are out of cell phone and Internet reach.

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U. S. Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The home price increase marks the third straight quarter of year-over-year gains. The price report covered 20 major housing markets.

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Chuck Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The decorated Vietnam veteran faced a bruising confirmation battle, but that could quickly be overshadowed by forced spending cuts taking effect this week.

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Where Will The Sequester Cuts Hit Your Community?

Posted: 02/26/2013 - With just four days before a sweeping set of across-the-board budget cuts is slated to go into effect, the Obama administration is ramping up pressure on Congress to reach a deal for averting the so-called "sequestration," which would carve out $1.2 trillion from defense and non-defense spending over the course of the next 10 years.

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Texas Storms Overpower The Snowplows

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Winds associated with the storm will die down as the system moves east. Emergency crews in Oklahoma get stuck on their way to fire call. Whiteout conditions force plows from Texas highways. Amarillo, Texas gets 19 inches of snow in one day.

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