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GM Names First Woman To Run Major Automaker

Updated: 12/10/2013 - General Motors on Tuesday promoted insider Mary Barra to serve as the new chief executive officer, the first female head of a major U.S. automaker.

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"Sound of Music" Star Eleanor Parker Dies at 91

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Just days after the popular live TV revival of the 1960s film classic, the woman who portrayed the scheming baroness who loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews, has died.

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Snow And Ice Cancel More Than 1,650 Flights

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Some of the most difficult conditions were in North Texas. More than 22,000 Dallas-area homes and businesses were still without power on Monday. That was down from 270,000 on Friday.

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WATCH | Cameras Catch 24 Car Pileup In Wisconsin Snow

Posted: 12/09/2013 - This video from the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation catchs the beginning of a large wreck that ended up collected two dozen vehicles along Highway 41/45 near Germantown, Wisconsin.

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Madison Wisconsin Says No To Hugs

Updated: 12/09/2013 - Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering hugs.

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Big Storm Dumps Snow On East Coast, Travel Dicey

Posted: 12/09/2013 - A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country.

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Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms

Posted: 12/09/2013 - A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters.

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Hiker Who Cut Off Own Arm Arrested For Domestic Violence

Updated: 12/09/2013 - Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie “127 Hours,” was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.

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Satanists Seek Spot On Oklahoma Statehouse Steps

Posted: 12/08/2013 - In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the Statehouse.

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Freed U.S. Veteran "Delighted To Be Home"

Posted: 12/08/2013 - A day after arriving home to California, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea said Sunday that he was well-fed and kept comfortable in a hotel room, not a jail cell.

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Metro North Tragedy Raises Questions About Adequate Sleep

Posted: 12/07/2013 - It’s not certain if sleep woes were to blame for the Metro North fatal train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York City last Sunday, but the tragedy that killed four and injured more than 60 others has still put a spotlight on the importance of sleep.

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Teenager Dies on Delta Flight to Atlanta

Posted: 12/07/2013 - A 16-year-old boy from a military family died on Saturday while traveling on an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight to celebrate the Christmas holidays with relatives, officials said.

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N.M. Cop Who Fired Shots at Minivan Fired

Posted: 12/07/2013 - The New Mexico State Police officer who fired shots at a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop has been fired, a spokesman with the law enforcement agency said Friday.

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World Leaders Prepare To Pay Final Respects To Nelson Mandela

Posted: 12/07/2013 - South Africa readied itself for the arrival of a flood of world leaders for the funeral and memorial services for Nelson Mandela as thousands of mourners continued to flock to sites around the country Saturday to pay homage to the freedom struggle icon.

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Job Growth Continues But Underlying Numbers Lag

Updated: 12/09/2013 - The U.S. economy added a healthy 203,000 jobs in November, topping the previous month's total and keeping the labor market on course for a slow but steady recovery although serious questions remain about the overall numbers.

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Obama Administration To Allow Some Companies To Kill Eagles

Posted: 12/06/2013 - The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.

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