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'Dear Abby' Advice Columnnist Dies At Age 94

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.

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FAA Grounds 787 Dreamliners

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Japan's two biggest airlines and the U.S. aviation agency grounded more than half the Boeing 787s in use around the world after an emergency landing of one of the jets exposed a battery fire risk in the technologically advanced aircraft.

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Google Named Best Company To Work For For Fourth Year

Updated: 04/11/2013 - While a hefty paycheck is seen by many as the key to workplace happiness, Fortune magazine recently took into account factors like childcare, work-life balance and health benefits in their formulation of the 100 best companies to work for.

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Clinton To Testify Before House Committee January 23

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on January 23 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, the office of Chairman Ed Royce announced Monday.

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Pentagon Reports Record Number Of Suicides

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Despite extensive support and counseling programs, as many as 349 U.S. service members committed suicide last year, which would be the highest number since the Department of Defense began keeping detailed statistics in 2001.

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Teacher With Porn Past, Loses Appeal

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A middle school teacher who was fired after students learned she had appeared in pornography has lost her appeal to return to the classroom.

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Kids' Letters To Obama On Gun Control

Updated: 01/16/2013 - When President Obama today outlined a comprehensive plan for reducing gun violence, four children were seated by his side.

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Conrad Bain Of "Diff'rent Strokes" Dead At 89

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

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Obama Calls For Sweeping New Gun Laws

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Setting the stage for what could be the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades, President Obama today laid out a comprehensive package for reducing gun violence in America, a multi-part plan he says will not only "help prevent mass shootings" but also to "reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country."

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Energy Drink-Related ER Visits Doubled In 4 Years

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

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NRA Draws Heat Over Its New Shooting Game

Posted: 01/15/2013 - A month after the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association is taking heat again -- this time for releasing a mobile video game that lets players learn how to shoot at targets.

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U.S. Supported France's Failed Hostage Rescue In Somalia

Updated: 04/11/2013 - U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

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New York School Bus Drivers Announce Strike Plan

Updated: 04/11/2013 - New York City officials are preparing to transport more than 150,000 students after a school bus drivers union announced that it is planning to strike this Wednesday if an agreement can't be reached.

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