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Obama’s Approval Rating Lower Most Recent Presidents

Updated: 12/17/2013 - The first year of President Obama’s second term and the fifth year of his presidency has proven to be a rough one, with a year of gridlocked government and botched health care law taking a toll on his approval rating.

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FDA: Anti-Bacterial Soaps May Not Curb Bacteria

Updated: 12/16/2013 - After more than 40 years of study, the federal government said Monday it has no evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals used in countless common soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Could Reach Billion Dollars

Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it's entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas. That wasn't a typo -- "b" as in "boy."

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Colorado School Shooter Labeled Nice, Weird, Communist

Updated: 12/16/2013 - To many of his neighbors, Colorado school gunman Karl Pierson was the wholesome boy next door who liked achievement and ran on the cross country team. Others described him as "weird" and a communist.

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Good Samaritan Groom Killed Hours After His Wedding

Updated: 12/16/2013 - A man married less than seven hours was killed along with a stranded motorist he stopped to help in the snow when they were struck by several vehicles, authorities say.

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Judge Rules Parts of Utah Anti-polygamy Laws Unconstitutional

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties on Saturday hailed a federal judge's ruling that key parts of Utah's polygamy laws are unconstitutional, saying it will remove the threat of arrest for those families.

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Typhoon Haiyan Death Toll Tops 6,000 In The Philippines

Posted: 12/15/2013 - (CNN) -- Nearly five weeks after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the government now says more than 6,000 people have been reported dead. Nearly 1,800 more are still missing.

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How A Great Sale Affects Your Brain

Posted: 12/15/2013 - 'Tis the season . . . for a SALE. Once a special occasion, storewide markdowns are becoming commonplace, and savvy shoppers know just when to pounce.

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Northeast Snowstorm

Updated: 12/15/2013 - Numerous reports of more than 10" in the northeast

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South Africa Holds State Funeral For Nelson Mandela In Ancestral Qunu

Updated: 12/15/2013 - Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.

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This Holidays Hardest To Find Toys

Updated: 12/15/2013 - It is an annual holiday tradition: moms and dads frantically scrambling for those must-have Christmas toys, the ones every kid wants but no one can seem to find. And like the Cabbage Patch Kids and Tickle-me Elmos of years past, this year’s hot toys are no exception -- they are often out of stock or in limited supply.

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Investigators Hunt For Answers To Arapahoe High School Shooting

Posted: 12/14/2013 - A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.

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Get Your Christmas Cards Out By Friday

Updated: 12/19/2013 - Postal workers are expecting an avalanche of cards, letters, and gifts this Monday December 16, which they say will be their busiest day of the year. Nearly three times as many cards and packages will be sent compared with an average day.

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