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First Lady Urges African American Youth To Challenge Themselves

Updated: 05/18/2013 - Speaking at the historically black Bowie State University commencement Friday, first lady Michelle Obama called out African American youth for not challenging themselves to excel in school while instead fantasizing about being a "baller or a rapper."

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Short Range Missiles Launched By North Korea

Updated: 05/18/2013 - North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast Saturday, South Korea's semi-official news agency Yonhap cited the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

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Crash In Small Va. Town Injures Dozens During Parade

Posted: 05/18/2013 - About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.

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Dozens Injured As Commuter Trains Collide In Conn.

Posted: 05/18/2013 - Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday's evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital, including five with critical injuries, Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

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Golf Champion, CBS Analyst Ken Venturi Dies At 82

Posted: 05/17/2013 - Golf champion and CBS analyst Ken Venutri died Friday. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia, and then an intestinal infection that he could no longer fight.

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Stocks Surge To New Records

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 121 points at 15,354. The S&P 500 gained 17 points to close at 1,667. The Nasdaq composite climbed 34 points to end the day at 3,499.

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Powerball Jackpot Grows To $600 Million

Updated: 05/17/2013 - The multi-state Powerball jackpot has risen to $600 million, with a cash value of $376.9 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

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HUD Pairs Furlough Days With Holidays, Weekends

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will pair seven furlough days this year with holidays and weekends to ease the impact. The first day will be Friday, May 24.

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Ousted IRS Chief: "I Did Not Mislead" The American People

Posted: 05/17/2013 - Amid ongoing scrutiny over alleged IRS discrimination targeting practices, acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller on Friday apologized on behalf the agency for "the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided," but he said he did not think partisanship drove the practices now under investigation.

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Judge lets Ariz. immigrant license policy stand

Posted: 05/16/2013 - A decision by U.S. District Judge David Campbell rejects the argument by immigrant rights advocates who said Brewer's policy was unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

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3 U.N. Peacekeepers Kidnapped Between Israel-Syria

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Armed men broke into a U.N. outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria and abducted three U.N military observers, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

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At Least 6 Dead As Twisters Roar Through North Texas

Posted: 05/16/2013 - At least six people were killed Wednesday evening as a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas, destroying or damaging dozens of homes, injuring dozens of people and leaving hundreds homeless.

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