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Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.
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After 4 Years As House Speaker, Boehner Looks Stronger Than Ever

While John Boehner has held the speaker's gavel, it often looked like members of his caucus were in control. With a gain of more than a dozen GOP seats, Boehner might have some more maneuvering room.
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Immigration Divides Washington; Permanent Resolution Unlikely

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to offer temporary deportation relief to certain groups of immigrants. The Republicans say if he does, all bets are off.
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Auction Sets Record For Contemporary Art Sale

The auction was held at Christie's International in New York on Wednesday. The event had been hyped for months, and it attracted some of the world's richest collectors.
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Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

Russia and Western countries have had several close encounters in the air and at sea recently. Russia says these are just routine military exercises, but NATO and its Nordic partners are alarmed.
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Common Core Reading: The High Achievers

The Common Core State Standards are changing reading instruction in many schools. And that means new challenges for lots of students, even traditional high achievers.
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Photos From Around The Snow-Covered Country This Week

The West and Midwest are digging out of heavy snowfall this week, reaching highs of 18 inches in some parts.
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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.
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Mexico Claims U.S. Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Wednesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.
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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.

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