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Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

Posted: 10/29/2013 - "I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said as she began her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.

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NJ, NY mark anniversary of destructive superstorm

Updated: 10/29/2013 - Sandy made landfall at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2012, sending floodwaters pouring across the densely populated barrier islands of Long Island and the Jersey shore.

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Texas AG seeks quick ruling on abortion law appeal

Updated: 10/29/2013 - A federal appeals court judge is considering whether to grant an emergency appeal that would allow the state to enforce a law that could shut down a dozen abortion clinics in Texas.

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Barneys case stirs talk of 'Shopping While Black'

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Many people justify racial profiling by saying that black customers are more likely to steal. But one study has shown that white women in their 40s engaged in more shoplifting than other demographic groups.

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More charges possible in NC fair ride injuries

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, of Quitman, Ga., made his first court appearance Monday to face three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury.

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Deadbeat gamblers as economic indicator

Posted: 10/29/2013 - All four major U.S. casino corporations bumped up their allowances for bad debt during the recession, with one company estimating that fewer than half of outstanding debts would be repaid.

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Congress eyes milk prices, politics in farm talks

Updated: 10/28/2013 - The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

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Minneapolis confronts chaotic race for mayor

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The cluttered contest comes at an important moment for this city of 393,000, as its population has begun to shoot up after decades of decline.

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Police describe gruesome stabbings of NY mom, kids

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after the brutal killings of his cousin's wife and her four children in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.

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DC police: Chris Brown, companion threw punches

Updated: 10/28/2013 - Chris Brown is accused of punching a man in the face after the man said he tried to get into a photo with the singer outside a hotel, according to police, the latest legal trouble for the Grammy Award-winning artist.

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1999 indictment released in JonBenet slaying

Posted: 10/25/2013 - A grand jury indictment issued in 1999 in the JonBenet Ramsey investigation will be released Friday, and should shed more light on why prosecutors decided against pursuing charges against the little girl's parents.

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Gay couple in Oklahoma to marry despite ban

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Black Bear and his partner of nine years, Jason Pickel, plan to walk each other down the aisle Thursday, surrounded by family and friends, before signing a marriage license granted by the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes.

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5 hurt in ride mishap at N.C. State Fair

Updated: 10/25/2013 - At least five people were injured, two of them critically, when a ride at the North Carolina State Fair malfunctioned Thursday night, officials said.

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Kennedy cousin Skakel to seek release on bond

Posted: 10/24/2013 - With a new trial ordered for Michael Skakel, a defense lawyer for the Kennedy cousin serving time in the 1975 slaying of a neighbor said he will seek his release from prison on bond.

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California sheriff's deputies shoot, kill 13-year-old

Posted: 10/24/2013 - A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal police shooting of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle.

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Popular lakeside town fights 'festival fatigue'

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Officials turned him down, but got the message — from Colombo and others. The City Commission is reconsidering its policy on using parks for festivals.

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Town mourns after boy charged in teacher's death

Posted: 10/24/2013 - She had a bright smile, a preference for pink, and an admitted overenthusiasm for the subjects she taught. The lanky boy was just a decade younger, new to the school, with a pleasant manner but little to say.

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