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Hospitals Crack Down On Staff Refusing Flu Shots

Updated: 01/13/2013 - Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their jobs over their refusal.

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Rep. Gingrey: Akin "Partly Right" About "Legitimate Rape"

Posted: 01/12/2013 - The 2012 election is over, but the debate over "legitimate rape" lives on: Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., yesterday waded into the debate that may well have cost two Republican Senate candidates their elections, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.

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Shipwreck Survivors Get Cold Shoulder On Anniversary

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Ship owner Costa Crociere SpA, the Italian unit of Miami-based Carnival Corp., sent several passengers a letter telling them they were not invited to the official anniversary ceremonies on the island of Giglio where the Costa Concordia still rests.

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FAA Opens Probe of Boeing Dreamliner Woes

Updated: 04/11/2013 - U.S. and company officials have announced a probe of the design, manufacture and assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the wake of a series of problems that have dogged the jet in recent days.

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Boy Abducted In '94 Found In Minnesota

Posted: 01/11/2013 - An Indiana woman whose young son was abducted 19 years ago was screaming and "jumping up and down" after learning he was living in Minnesota under a different name, her husband said Thursday shortly after police announced they had found him.

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Sheriff: Teen Who Shot Classmate Felt He'd Been Bullied

Posted: 01/10/2013 - After a 16-year-old shot a classmate Thursday in a California classroom, a teacher and school official talked him into giving up his weapon. The teen was targeting two classmates because he felt he'd been bullied, their sheriff said Thursday night.

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Accused Movie Theatre Gunman Bound Over For Trial

Updated: 01/10/2013 - Judge says probable cause exists for James Holmes to be tried. Holmes is the suspect in last summer's Batman movie shooting in Aurora. Twelve people died and scores of others were wounded at the theatre.

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AG Derek Schmidt Asks High Court To Uphold DNA Collection

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today that he has joined attorneys general across the nation in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a state's authority to collect DNA samples from suspects arrested for violent crimes.

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Paul Ryan "Decided Not To Decide" On Presidential Bid

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Former vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., isn't ruling out a future bid for the White House, but neither is he ready to make any definitive statements about his plans for 2016.

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Biden: Gun Violence Proposals To Obama By Tuesday

Posted: 01/10/2013 - After consulting with a series of stakeholders in the ongoing debate over gun control, Vice President Joe Biden will present his recommendations for reducing gun-related violence in America to President Obama on Tuesday, he said Thursday.

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