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Conrad Bain Of "Diff'rent Strokes" Dead At 89

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

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Obama Calls For Sweeping New Gun Laws

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Setting the stage for what could be the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades, President Obama today laid out a comprehensive package for reducing gun violence in America, a multi-part plan he says will not only "help prevent mass shootings" but also to "reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country."

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Energy Drink-Related ER Visits Doubled In 4 Years

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

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NRA Draws Heat Over Its New Shooting Game

Posted: 01/15/2013 - A month after the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association is taking heat again -- this time for releasing a mobile video game that lets players learn how to shoot at targets.

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U.S. Supported France's Failed Hostage Rescue In Somalia

Updated: 04/11/2013 - U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

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New York School Bus Drivers Announce Strike Plan

Updated: 04/11/2013 - New York City officials are preparing to transport more than 150,000 students after a school bus drivers union announced that it is planning to strike this Wednesday if an agreement can't be reached.

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Wal-Mart Pledges To Hire 100,000-Plus Veterans

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world's largest retailer and nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to boost its sourcing from domestic suppliers and hire more than 100,000 veterans.

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Judge Says Boy Murdered Neo-Nazi Father, "Knew It Was Wrong"

Posted: 01/14/2013 - The father was a leader in the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group. A boy, then 10, fatally shot his father in 2011 as he was sleeping on a couch. Prosecutors argued domestic issues, not the dad's background, led to death.

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AP: Lance Armstrong Admits Doping To Oprah

Posted: 01/14/2013 - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France

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Chicago Man Charged With Spitting

Posted: 01/14/2013 - A Chicago man has been charged with spitting on a Secret Service agent who was guarding President Barack Obama's home last month.

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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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