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Backstreet Boys Chill With Pandas In China

Updated: 05/31/2013 - American pop group the Backstreet Boys met and played with giant pandas in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Thursday.

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Trustees: Medicare Fund Will Run Out In 2026

Posted: 05/31/2013 - The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

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Obama Pushes Congress On Student Loan Rates

Posted: 05/31/2013 - President Barack Obama took to the Rose Garden today to urge Congress to stave off an increase in student loan rates now scheduled to occur on July 1.

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Planes Collide In Arizona, 3 Dead

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert north of Phoenix on Friday, killing three people and injuring two, authorities said.

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Plane Crashes Into Virginia Apartment

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Virginia State Police say two people were taken to a hospital after a two-seat plane crashed into the living room of a third-story apartment outside Washington.

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More Heavy Storms On Tap For Midwest After Deadly Night

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strike parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms killed one man and left at least two missing in the storm-weary region.

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N.Y. Teen Wins National Spelling Bee

Posted: 05/31/2013 - As red and yellow confetti floated into his hair, the champ just stood there and cracked his knuckles, hardly the type of celebration expected from a 13-year-old.

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Runaway Trailer Kills 7 In N.Y., Including 4 Kids

Posted: 05/30/2013 - A minivan carrying two families was hit by a runaway trailer hauling crushed cars in upstate New York, killing four young children and three adults in their early 20s, authorities said Thursday.

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New Possible Ricin Letter Sent To Obama

Posted: 05/30/2013 - A letter addressed to President Obama that may have been contaminated with the deadly toxin ricin is similar to two ricin-laced letters recently sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said Thursday.

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House Republicans Express "Great Concern" About Possible Holder Perjury

Posted: 05/30/2013 - Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday expressing "great concern" about the possibility that Holder lied under oath during his testimony earlier this month on the Justice Department's seizing of journalists' records, CBS News has learned.

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Letters to Bloomberg, Test Positive For Ricin

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Postal union says the letters to Michael Bloomberg were postmarked in Shreveport, Louisiana. Letters were addressed to the New York Mayor, and one went to an organization he founded. Ricin is a toxin that can kill in a matter of days.

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Tsarnaev Sister Enters Plea In Pot Possession Case

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Bella Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute. She was arrested in December after police responding to a domestic disturbance call found marijuana.

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Source: Obama Will Tap Bush Official As FBI Chief

Posted: 05/29/2013 - James Comey could replace Robert Mueller as FBI director. He was deputy attorney general in President George W. Bush's administration. Officials said he "vigorously opposed" a surveillance program and threatened to quit.

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Mothers Now Top Earners In 4 In 10 U.S. Households

Posted: 05/29/2013 - America's working mothers are now the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children -- a milestone in the changing face of modern families, up from just 11 percent in 1960.

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