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Russian Bolshoi Arts Director Filin Hurt by Acid Attack

Posted: 01/18/2013 - The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face, police say.

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Algeria: 60 Hostages Dead, Missing in Standoff

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Algeria's state news service says about 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for in the standoff with Islamist militants now entering its third day.

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'Dear Abby' Advice Columnist Dies At Age 94

Updated: 01/17/2013 - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.

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AP IMPACT: Deficient Levees Found Across America

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.

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Space Station to Get $18 Million Balloon-Like Room

Posted: 01/17/2013 - NASA is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome “metal cans” that now serve as astronauts’ homes in space with inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap.

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Virginia Executes Convicted Murderer Who Wanted The Death Penalty

Posted: 01/17/2013 - A man who admitted to strangling two fellow prison inmates and threatened to continue killing until he received the death penalty was executed in Virginia on Wednesday, the first time the state has used the electric chair in nearly three years.

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Aurora Movie Theater Reopens 6 Months After Mass Shooting

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Thursday's reopening of the suburban Denver movie where 12 people were killed and nearly 60 wounded in a July shooting spree is being praised by state and local officials, but boycotted by some victims and their families.

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US Jobless Aid Applications Fall to 5-Year Low

Posted: 01/17/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market is healing. But much of the decline reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

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In Letters, Children Ask Obama to Change Gun Laws

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama will be joined by children who sent letters expressing concern about gun crimes when he announces proposals Wednesday to reduce gun violence.

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ER Visits Tied to Energy Drinks Double Since 2007

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide in a recent four-year span.

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Obama calls for sweeping new gun laws

Updated: 01/16/2013 - President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime.

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Two Dead After Helicopter Crashes in London

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building.

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Facebook Unveils a New Search Tool

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Facebook on Tuesday took a stab at cracking a big, elusive problem of its own making: How to help its one billion users find what they’re looking for in the jumble of posts, pictures and blue thumbs-up “likes” they share every day.

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NY Seals 1st State Gun Laws Since Newtown Massacre

Posted: 01/15/2013 - New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.

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401(k) Breaches Undermining Retirement Security for Millions

Posted: 01/15/2013 - A large and growing share of American workers are tapping their retirement savings accounts for non-retirement needs, raising broad questions about the effectiveness of one of the most important savings vehicles for old age.

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US District Court Drops Charges Against Aaron Swartz

Posted: 01/15/2013 - The US District Court in Boston has dropped the charges against Aaron Swartz, a web entrepreneur and political activist who committed suicide Friday, according to a court document filed this morning.

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New Speed Limits Coming to Major Brazos County Roads Wednesday

Updated: 01/21/2013 - BRAZOS COUNTY — Weather permitting, today, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Brazos County Maintenance crews will be installing the new 75mph speed limit signs on SH 6, from the Robertson/Brazos County Line to the Grimes/Brazos County Line.

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Oprah: Lance Armstrong Admitted Doping

Updated: 01/17/2013 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday.

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