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Judge Rejects McDonnells' Motion To Dismiss

A judge is rejecting former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell's motion to dismiss corruption charges.

His lawyers argued that prosecutors were interpreting the law too broadly—in a way that could criminalize routine political courtesies and put other politicians at risk for persecution.

Richmond U.S. District Court Judge James Spencer is rejecting the motion offered by the couple's attorneys. In court this morning, they argued that the government failed to show they violate any laws.

Prosecutors rested their case Thursday after nearly three weeks of testimony. The defense is set to begin its case on Monday.

The McDonnells are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker in exchange for promoting his company's products. They could face decades in prison if convicted.

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How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.
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Calif. Restaurant Gives Diners Ocean View — Up Close

The Marine Room is a restaurant right on the beach. When the tide is high, waves will literally hit the windows.
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Clinton And Sanders Test New Campaign Tactics Ahead Of New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. The way they're campaigning in that state ahead of Tuesday's primary tells you something about how they're positioned in the race.
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Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity

This year's Super Bowl will be held in the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. FBI special agent John Lightfoot talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the threat of cyber attacks.

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