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Elmo's Voice, Kevin Clash, Resigns Over Sexual Accusations

Posted: 11/20/2012 - A lawsuit claims Kevin Clash "persuaded, induced, coerced or enticed" a 15-year-old into sex encounters. Another accuser recanted a similar claim. Clash says, "I am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."

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Home Building Reaches a 4-Year High

Updated: 11/20/2012 - Housing starts climbed unexpectedly in October, a sign that the recent recovery in housing is continuing.

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Is Black Friday Edging Out Thanksgiving?

Updated: 11/20/2012 - The debate over whether the hand-to-hand-combat excesses of Black Friday represent a grotesque over-commercialization of the holiday season has lost its meaning.

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Israel: Preparations For Ground War "Complete If Necessary"

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Continued violence and rhetoric has intensified international efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Hamas crisis. Israel has finished preparations for a ground invasion, an Israeli ambassador says. Palestinians don't want ground war, "but we are not afraid of it," Hamas' leader says Monday.

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Intelligence Community Made Changes to Benghazi Talking Points

Posted: 11/19/2012 - The intelligence community - not the White House, State Department or Justice Department - was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,

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Walmart Workers Plan Black Friday Protests

Updated: 11/19/2012 - Dozens of Walmart workers protested outside a store near Washington, D.C., Monday. Hundreds of similar pickets are planned at Walmart stores and warehouses across the country.

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Baby's Death Spurs Recall Of 220,000 Infant Travel Beds

Updated: 11/19/2012 - A children's safety equipment manufacturer has agreed to recall about 220,000 infant travel beds after reports of one infant's death and nine others entrapped or distressed while inside the portable sleep tents.

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Judge to Deny L.A. Churches' Bid for Nativity Scenes

Posted: 11/19/2012 - A Los Angeles federal judge has indicated she will deny a bid by churches to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays including Christmas Nativity scenes.

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Multiple Sclerosis Study Uses Nanoparticles To Stop Immune System From Attacking

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Multiple sclerosis is an incurable autoimmune disease, meaning a person's immune system attacks the central nervous system, often causing disability. Now, a new study that scientists are hailing as a breakthrough showed microscopic nanoparticles were able to "stealthily trick" the immune system to stop attacking nerves.

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Unemployment May Trigger Heart Attacks, Study Suggests

Updated: 11/19/2012 - A new study from Duke University researchers finds older American workers who lost a job may be about 20 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack, a percentage that climbs as job losses mount.

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FBI Releases Its Files On Stalin's Daughter

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Newly-declassified documents show the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high-profile defection to the United States in 1967, gathering details from informants about how her arrival was affecting international relations.

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Obama Visits Asia Amid Lingering Issues at Home

Posted: 11/18/2012 - With a second term locked down, President Obama is on his first post-reelection foreign trip to Southeast Asia, where he's expected to recognize emerging nations for their steps toward democracy and to try to strengthen ally support in the face of the United States' looming fellow superpower China.

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French Gourmands Welcome The American Burger

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Remember that old advertising slogan "Where's The Beef?" In French, that translates to "Ou est le Boeuf?" . . . a question we've posed to David Turecamo, Our Man In Paris:

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