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Debt Reduction Committee's Deadline Is 1 Week Away

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The congressional supercommittee has one week to meet a deadline to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget. If next Wednesday's deadline isn't met, automatic across-the-board cuts will be made.
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In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.
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For Centuries, People Have Searched For Answers In The Bottom Of A Tea Cup

The practice of reading tea leaves had its heyday during Victorian times, when fascination with the occult and self-analysis thrived. It was safer than other forms of divination and persists today.
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Why An Amusement Park Has Dominion Over Virginia School Calendars

Passed in 1986, the Kings Dominion Law was passed at the behest of the amusement park, and it legally prohibits school divisions from opening before Labor Day unless they qualify for a waiver.
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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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