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National Cathedral To Perform Same-Sex Weddings

Posted: 01/09/2013 - The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages.

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Two Years After Tucson, Giffords To Battle Gun Lobby

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Mark Kelly and his wife Gabrielle Giffords launched a political action committee to raise money to counter the gun lobby. Giffords and Kelly want background checks for private sales of firearms.

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Nine Congressional Members Back for Second Chance

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Nine of the incoming 84 members of the House are returning to Capitol Hill. Most of them lost their seats in 2010 when Republicans surged into control of the House. Some returning members say their election losses weren't as much about them as the climate

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Illinois Lotto Winner's Death, Is Chicago Murder Mystery

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Urooj Khan, 46, won $1 million before taxes on an Illinois lottery scratch ticket. He died suddenly weeks later; authorities first ruled his death "natural"... but experts found he died of "cyanide toxicity," a medical examiner says.

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After Thanking America, AIG Sues It

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Even as it runs ads thanking America for a $182 billion bailout, insurer AIG might join a lawsuit claiming that shareholders were unfairly hurt by the terms of the federal rescue that kept it out of bankruptcy four years ago.

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Armstrong Allegedly Offered Large "Donation" To Doping Agency

Posted: 01/08/2013 - (CBS News) Cyclist Lance Armstrong once offered a large "donation" to the same agency that recently concluded he and his team had used illegal substances, causing him to be stripped of his seven Tour de Frances wins.

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15 U.K. Firefighters Rush To Squirrel's Rescue

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Amid confusion that there might actually be a human being stuck in a pond, an impressive three fire crews were dispatched, including a water rescue unit, to help a stuck squirrel.

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Chicago Lottery Winner Died From Poisoning

Posted: 01/08/2013 - With no signs of trauma and nothing to raise suspicions, the sudden death of a Chicago man just as he was about to collect nearly $425,000 in lottery winnings was initially ruled a result of natural causes.

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Aurora Cops Detail Grisly Scene At Mass Shooting

Posted: 01/07/2013 - During the opening of a hearing in which prosecutors began laying out their case against James Holmes, the officers testified the movie was still playing as they entered the theater where Holmes had allegedly opened fire.

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Man With $400K Lotto Ticket Poisoned

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Urooj Khan's death while holding nearly $425,000 lottery ticket was initially ruled to be from natural causes. Six months later, medical examiners say it was cyanide poisoning.

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Hagel Nominated for Defense; Vows to Fight "Distortions"

Posted: 01/07/2013 - President Obama says the ex-senator from Nebraska is "the leader that our troops deserve".. Hagel says he's eager to "set the record straight" about where he stands on issues, after being criticized by Republicans for his position on Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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Schools Across U.S. Bolstering Police Presence

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Students returning to school in Los Angeles following winter break will find an increased police presence, following last month's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut in which 26 people, including 20 young children, were killed.

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After Illnesses, Hillary Clinton Back At Work

Posted: 01/07/2013 - After a series of health problems that ultimately landed her in the hospital with a blood clot in her head, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to work today.

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Cops: Four Young Women Shot, Killed In Same Tulsa Apartment

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Four young women were found shot to death in the same apartment in a rugged part of south Tulsa on Monday, apparent victims of a midday shooting spree at a building near a park along the Arkansas River. A 4-year-old was found unharmed.

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Library Of Congress Digs Into 170 Billion Tweets

Updated: 01/07/2013 - -- An effort by the Library of Congress to archive Twitter posts has amassed more than 170 billion tweets, which the library is now seeking to make available to researchers and other interested parties.

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