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Obama's Plan for $9 Minimum Wage Draws Mixed Reactions

Posted: 02/13/2013 - At Cafe Joey's Italian Restaurant in Aubrey, Texas, owner Joe Picca is not OK with the president's proposal to increase the minimum wage. Picca has 13 employees at his restaurant; five with minimum wage. Picca says the higher costs would be crippling.

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Carnival Cancels 12 More Cruises on Troubled Ship

Posted: 02/13/2013 - The company's announcement came as the Triumph was being towed to a port in Mobile, Alabama, with more than 4,000 people on board. Some have complained to relatives that conditions on the ship are dismal.

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Lady Gaga Cancels Tour, After Hip Injury

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Pop star Lady Gaga has a tear in her right hip that will require surgery, followed by a recovery period. The pop star's website showed 21 dates through March 20 remaining on her "Born This Way Ball" tour schedule.

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Vote Is Scheduled On Hagel's Nomination; GOP Filibuster

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a vote for Friday to attempt to break the Republican filibuster against the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, President Obama's defense secretary nominee.

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San Bernardino Sheriff: Cabin Fire Not Intentionally Set

Updated: 02/14/2013 - This photo provided by the San Bernardino sheriff's department shows slain San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy Jeremiah MacKay who died Tuesday in the inferno at the cabin. (AP Photo, San Bernardino Sheriff's Department via The Riverside Press-Enterprise)

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Amid Objections, Hagel Clears First Hurdle To Confirmation

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, whose performance in last week's confirmation hearings was criticized as passive and at times confused, passed along party lines by 14-11 in committee in Pres. Obama's bid to make him the next defense secretary.

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Obama: "Thriving Middle Class" Key To Finishing Economic Recovery

Posted: 02/12/2013 - The President, in his fourth official State of the Union, outlined a broad swath of goals for the future of his tenure, touching on everything from the war in Afghanistan, to cyber-security, to his commitment to reducing gun violence in America.

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North Korea: Nuke Test Just A "First Response" Aimed At U.S.

Updated: 02/14/2013 - North Korea said the atomic test it conducted Tuesday in the remote, snowy northeast was merely its "first response" taken with "maximum restraint," in response to what it called U.S. threats, and said it will continue with unspecified "second and third measures of greater intensity" if Washington maintains its hostility.

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Pope's Surprising Resignation Leaves Church Scrambling

Posted: 02/11/2013 - The move allows for a fast-track conclave to elect a new pope, since the traditional nine days of mourning that would follow a pope's death doesn't have to be observed. It also gives Benedict great sway over the choice of his successor.

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Two Men Charged In Inaugural Performer's Chicago Shooting Death

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, were charged Monday in the killing of Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton. They will appear in court on Tuesday morning. A cousin says the family is happy to hear of arrests, but still grieving her loss.

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KU Ticket Scam Case Delayed

Posted: 02/10/2013 - A trial for a man who took part in a ticket scalping conspiracy at the University of Kansas is delayed.

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Northeastern Blizzard Moves On, Blamed For 5 Deaths

Posted: 02/10/2013 - Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

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Mass. "Holding Our Own" After Mammoth Snowstorm, Governor Says

Posted: 02/10/2013 - Despite getting pummeled by the brunt of a record-setting winter storm this weekend that dumped several feet of snow across the Northeast, Massachusetts came through "pretty well," Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., said today on "Face the Nation."

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Behemoth Storm Dumps Snow On Northeast

Posted: 02/09/2013 - A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast on Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 homes and businesses.

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UK Recalls Frozen Lasagna With Horse Meat

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Frozen-food company Findus recalled beef lasagna meals earlier this week after French supplier Comigel raised concerns that the products didn't "conform to specification."

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