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GOP, Paul warn Obama against tax increases, spending

Updated: 02/12/2013 - Republicans say President Barack Obama's second-term agenda will bring more tax increases and deficit spending, hurting middle-class families at the expense of economic growth.

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From jobs to guns, Obama lays out agenda in State of the Union

Posted: 02/12/2013 - President Barack Obama is urging a divided Congress to boost job creation and strengthen the middle class through a package of government-backed proposals. In his State of the Union address, Obama is calling for increasing the federal minimum wage, spending more to fix the nation's roads and bridges, and expanding early childhood education.

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Senate Democrats craft bill to avert budget cuts

Updated: 02/11/2013 - Top Senate Democrats have prepared a plan to slice the Pentagon's budget by $3 billion a year in an attempt to avoid far steeper cuts this year that defense hawks warn would cripple the military.

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Govt: $4.2B recovered in probing health care fraud

Updated: 02/11/2013 - The government says it recovered almost $8 for each dollar it spent investigating health care fraud over the past three years, including a record $4.2 billion last year.

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Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

Posted: 02/09/2013 - The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment.

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Snowstorm snips power for more than 664,000

Updated: 02/09/2013 - Digging out is going more smoothly in some parts of the Northeast than others after a snowstorm shrouded the New York-to-Boston corridor in 1 to 3 feet of snow.

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NYC, New England brace for 1 to 3 feet of snow

Posted: 02/08/2013 - A storm that forecasters warned could be a blizzard for the history books began battering the New York-to-Boston corridor Friday, grounding flights, closing workplaces and sending people rushing to get home ahead of a possible 1 to 3 feet of snow.

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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.

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Manhunt for ex-cop accused of killing 3

Updated: 02/08/2013 - Los Angeles police say an ex-LA cop sought for two weekend killings is a suspect in a Thursday morning shooting in nearby Riverside that killed one officer and critically wounded another.

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Letter carriers union: Ending Saturday mail is 'disastrous idea'

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The head of the letter carriers union says it's a "disastrous idea" to end Saturday mail delivery. Under the plan -- aimed at saving up to $2 billion a year -- mail would go to homes and businesses from Monday through Friday.

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