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Man Feared Dead In 100-Foot Sinkhole Near Tampa

Updated: 03/01/2013 - A man was missing and feared dead early Friday after a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa. His brother says the man screamed for help before he disappeared.

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4 Possible Silver Linings In The Sequester

Posted: 03/01/2013 - The dreaded sequester takes effect today as $85 billion in automatic cuts to 2013 federal spending begin rolling in, slashing services and sowing all manner of chaos, according to government officials who have warned for months about the harmful economic impact of allowing the cuts to proceed.

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Lawmakers Leave, As Sequester Budget Cuts Arrive

Posted: 02/28/2013 - President Obama and Capitol Hill leaders are set to meet Friday, but hopes for progress are low. Senate rejects competing Democratic and Republican alternatives to the current cuts.

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Los Angeles Hotel Sued Over Woman's Body In Water Tank

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Two former Cecil Hotel guests file a lawsuit against the L.A. hotel. They were guests in the hotel where a woman's corpse was floating in tank. The woman, Elisa Lam, is believed to have been there for as long as 19 days. Lawsuit says the water was "not fit for human ingestion or to use to wash."

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Twitter Says Goodbye To The Pope, With A Laugh

Posted: 02/28/2013 - For the first time in nearly 600 years, a reigning pope has resigned. And in what might also be a landmark event, Twitter was not flooded with jokes or parody accounts when the announcement was made two weeks ago.

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Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye To The Vatican

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI has embarked upon his final journey as pontiff, emerging from the Apostolic Palace, walking with the help of a cane, for a short car ride to a waiting helicopter that will fly him into retirement.

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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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