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NRA likens universal checks to gun registry

Updated: 02/04/2013 - The National Rifle Association's executive vice president continued to oppose background checks for all gun purchases despite polls indicating that most NRA members don't share his position.

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Twitter compromised by hacker attacks

Posted: 02/02/2013 - The social media giant Twitter acknowledged that it has become the latest victim in a number of cyber-attacks against media companies.

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Democrats may stand in Obama's way on gun measures

Posted: 01/26/2013 - The Senate is preparing to begin debating new gun control measures, and some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades.

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Obama praises nominees for SEC, consumer panel

Updated: 01/26/2013 - President Barack Obama says his picks for two top posts will crack down on those whose irresponsible behavior threatens the U.S. economy and the middle class.

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FDA panel wants limits on hydrocodone painkillers

Updated: 01/25/2013 - Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive ingredient found in Vicodin and other widely abused prescription painkillers.

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Panetta opens combat roles to women

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

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Court: Sex offender Facebook ban unconstitutional

Updated: 01/23/2013 - A federal appeals court has ruled that an Indiana law banning registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook and other social networking sites is unconstitutional.

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New Zealand to eradicate pet cats?

Updated: 01/22/2013 - An environmental advocate in New Zealand is calling on cat owners to neuter their pets and not replace them when they die.

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Nation to honor MLK Jr. as Obama is inaugurated

Posted: 01/21/2013 - The nation will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. today - the same day as it celebrates the inauguration of the first black president to his second term.

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Pa. kindergartner suspended for bubble gun remark

Posted: 01/18/2013 - A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.

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Lance Armstrong admits doping to Oprah

Posted: 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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