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10 Things to know for Friday

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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Obama health law anniversary finds two Americas

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Three years, two elections, and one Supreme Court decision after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its promise of health care for the uninsured may be delayed or undercut in much of the country because of entrenched opposition from many Republican state leaders.

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Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The number of people seeking unemployment aid barely changed last week and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. A decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

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Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

Posted: 03/21/2013 - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate.

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Parents of Newtown victim met with killer's father

Updated: 03/21/2013 - The parents of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Newtown, Conn., school massacre say they met with the gunman's father for over an hour in an effort bring some closure to the tragedy.

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Senate approves huge 2013 spending bill

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Federal meat inspectors would be spared furloughs, but more than 100 smaller air traffic facilities throughout the country could still be closed.

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Arson convictions challenged over fire science

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Authorities in Texas and several other states are beginning to re-examine old arson cases in which defendants may have been convicted with questionable scientific evidence.

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Survey: Low-wage workers missing out on training

Updated: 03/21/2013 - As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could help them make the leap to a better-paying job.

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Senate approves huge 2013 spending bill

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The Senate has passed a huge spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, preventing a government shutdown but leaving in place automatic spending cuts that will mean job furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

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10 Things to know for Thursday

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

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Grimes coy about potential run for US Senate

Updated: 03/20/2013 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes still isn't saying whether she's seriously considering a U.S. Senate bid.

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Police: Bus shooting suspect holding child hostage

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Police in northern Indiana say officers have gathered around a home where a man suspected of killing a bus passenger earlier in the day is holding a child hostage.

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Yankees, Red Sox to honor Newtown victims

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will honor the community of Newtown and the memory of those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School when the teams play opening day April 1 at Yankee Stadium.

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Landmark gun bills signed in Colo.

Updated: 03/20/2013 - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed bills placing new restrictions on firearms exactly eight months after dozens of people were shot in a movie theater in suburban Denver.

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Obama arrives in Israel

Posted: 03/20/2013 - President Barack Obama has arrived in Israel, his first trip to the nation as president.

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8th Marine dies after Nevada mortar explosion

Updated: 03/20/2013 - A Veterans of Foreign Wars official says an eighth Marine has died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert.

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