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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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Payments From Aurora Victim Relief Fund Finalized

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Families of those killed and some of the victims wounded in a shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora in July, will soon receive payments from a charitable fund set up on their behalf, the Colorado governor's office said Friday.

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Rubio's Iowa Visit Sparks 2016 Speculation

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Sen. Marco Rubio said the way to turn around the nation's struggling economy is not to raise taxes on the wealthiest individuals, but rather to make "poor people richer" as he visited this politically important state in a trip certain to stoke speculation about Rubio's plans.

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Former Giffords Aide Clinches Re-Election To Her Seat

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz. - the onetime aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was shot alongside her in an assassination attempt nearly two years ago - was re-elected today after his Republican challenger conceded a race that for 10 days had been too close to call, azcentral.com reports.

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Retailers Hope For Good Start On Black Friday

Posted: 11/18/2012 - The pall of the fiscal cliff looms over a holiday shopping season that begins in less than a week. The National Retail Federation has been projecting $586 billion in holiday spending , a four-point one per cent increase over last year. But with America's fiscal future still a question mark, storeowners now are holding their breath.

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Officials: Vets' Float Crossed Track After Signals

Posted: 11/18/2012 - A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, investigators said Saturday.

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Coast Guard: Body Found Near Burned Gulf Oil Rig

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner.

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2 Police Choppers Collide In L.A. Area, 6 Hurt

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Federal officials are investigating a collision involving two police helicopters in the Los Angeles area that left five officers and a civilian with minor injuries.

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Obama: Israel Has "Right To Defend Itself"

Posted: 11/18/2012 - As Israeli airstrikes into Hamas-controlled Gaza expand from government targets into civilian areas, President Obama reiterated his support of Israel's "right to defend itself."

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Judge: No Bond For Kan. Doctor In Abortion Case

Posted: 11/17/2012 - A Kansas doctor won't have to post a bond while appealing the revocation of her medical license over referrals of young patients to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

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FedEx, UPS Probed Over Online Pharmacies' Packages

Posted: 11/17/2012 - FedEx and UPS have disclosed they are targets of a federal criminal investigation related to their dealings with online pharmacies, which are at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.

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5-Hour Energy CEO Stands By Product's Safety

Posted: 11/17/2012 - The owner of 5-Hour Energy says a ban of his product over reports that some people with heart conditions experienced dangerous side effects would make about as much sense as banning peanuts because some people who eat them are deathly allergic.

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N.Y. District Attorney Admits To Porn Star Past

Posted: 11/17/2012 - An upstate district attorney admitted on Friday that he had previously worked as a pornographic actor in the 1970s, despite previously repeatedly denying working in the adult film industry.

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Details of Hostess Brands Closing Its Operations

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Hostess Brands -- the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Drake's Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread -- announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations.

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2 Missing, 11 Hurt in Louisiana Oil Rig Blast

Posted: 11/16/2012 - The platform is for production and not drilling, authorities say. The fire has been put out, reports the Houston-based firm in charge of the platform.

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Police Identify 4, Killed In Texas Veterans Parade

Posted: 11/16/2012 - At least four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying returning heroes to a banquet to honor them in West Texas, officials said Friday.

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Petraeus Testifies On Benghazi Attack

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Former CIA Director David Petraeus gave closed door briefings to Congress today that focused on not on his affair or his resignation, but on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and when exactly U.S. officials knew there were terrorist elements involved.

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