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TAMUG Graduate to Direct Office of Marine Safety

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Traci Murrell, a graduate of Texas A&M University at Galveston, has just been appointed as director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Marine Safety.

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Algeria: Special Forces Complete Hostage Rescue

Posted: 01/17/2013 - More details are emerging about Thursday's raid by Algerian forces on a natural gas plant where militants had held foreign nationals for more than a day.

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Armstrong Admits Doping to Oprah

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reversing more than a decade of denial.

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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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Manti Te'o Says He's The Victim of "Girlfriend" Hoax

Updated: 01/21/2013 - Notre Dame said a story that star Manti Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia — a loss he said inspired him all season and helped him lead the Irish to the BCS title game — turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.

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US Jobless Aid Applications Fall to 5-Year Low

Updated: 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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NEW: Senate Panel Sets Hearings With Clinton, Kerry

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before a Senate panel next Wednesday on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the committee will hold a confirmation hearing on her successor the following day.

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In Letters, Children Ask Obama to Change Gun Laws

Updated: 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

Updated: 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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Connecticut Group Launches Anti-Violence Initiative

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Parents of children slain in the Connecticut school massacre held photos of their sons and daughters, cried, hugged and spoke in quavering voices as they called for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies.

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AP Source: Armstrong Tells Oprah He Doped

Updated: 01/15/2013 - 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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Obama Demands Quick Action to Raise Debt Limit

Updated: 01/14/2013 - President Barack Obama demanded on Monday that lawmakers raise the nation's $16.4 trillion federal debt limit quickly, warning that "Social Security benefits and veterans' checks will be delayed" if they don't and cautioning Republicans not to insist on concessions in exchange.

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President George H.W. Bush Leaves the Hospital

Updated: 01/21/2013 - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough.

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