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President, Congress meet to avert 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 11/16/2012 - President Obama met with House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday morning to discuss how to avert the "fiscal cliff," the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to start kicking in at the end of the year.

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Fire out at Gulf oil rig

Updated: 11/16/2012 - Coast Guard officials say an oil rig fire has been out after an explosion off the coast of Louisiana that sent four people to hospitals. Two others were believed to be missing.

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Missiles exploding in Gaza

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Fighting between Israelis and Palestinians has escalated sharply, even as there is talk that Israeli leaders will suspend their offensive in the Gaza Strip during a visit today by Egypt's prime minister.

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Power outage time after Sandy not extraordinary

Posted: 11/16/2012 - An Associated Press analysis of outage times from other big hurricanes and tropical storms suggests that the response to Sandy by utility companies was typical - or even a little faster than elsewhere after other huge storms.

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Petraeus due at Capitol for Benghazi questioning

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Petraeus is under investigation by the agency for possible wrongdoing, though that's not the subject of the closed-door hearings he is set to attend Friday.

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Kentuckians Help NY Police Officers

Updated: 11/16/2012 - Storm victims in New York's Staten Island are getting help from some Kentuckians. Ten Lexington police officers arrived Thursday to help emergency responders as they rebuild the storm ravaged region.

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In UK, Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail

Posted: 11/15/2012 - Lawyers say there are problems of a legal system trying to regulate 21st century communications with 20th century laws. Civil libertarians say it is a threat to free speech in an age when the Internet gives everyone the power to be heard around the world.

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A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora's box

Updated: 11/15/2012 - An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen in an email that his friend, Florida socialite Jill Kelley, was trouble and that he should stay away from her.

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Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

Posted: 11/15/2012 - Prospects for new college graduates looking for work, especially those with associate degrees, are expected to increase next year, but not so for people with MBA degrees.

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Owner of meningitis-linked pharmacy takes Fifth

Updated: 11/15/2012 - The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak has declined to testify before a congressional committee investigating the matter.

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Obama: U.S. can't afford across-the-board tax hike

Updated: 11/15/2012 - President Barack Obama says he will not agree to any budget deal that extends current tax rates for the wealthiest taxpayers and says their rates should rise to help raise revenue.

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Oxford chooses 'omnishambles,' 'gif' as words of the year

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Each year Oxford University Press tracks how the English language is changing and chooses a word that best reflects the mood of the year. The publisher typically chooses separate British and American winners.

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School bus dodging driver forced to hold 'idiot' sign

Posted: 11/13/2012 - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children is standing in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots.

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