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Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of U.S. Championship

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team — that was lauded for their play and sportsmanship, even honored at the White House — has been stripped of their U.S. championship title. On Wednesday, league officials said adult mangers of the team cheated by skirting fair play rules that require all players to live inside the same geographical boundaries.
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President Obama Asks Congress For Approval Of Military Force Against ISIS

Operation Inherent Resolve began over the summer. Now President Obama is officially asking Congress to give its blessing to the war on the self-described Islamic State. On Wednesday the White House sent language up to Capitol Hill for an authorization for the use of military force.
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Shooting Deaths Of N.C. Muslim Students Sparks Social Media Outrage

Three Muslim students in North Carolina were shot to death on Tuesday by a neighbor over what police are describing as a parking dispute. The murders have sparked social media outrage in Muslim communities around the world.
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Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA. But they insisted no federal agency had tried to place the interpreter on the defense team to gather intelligence. Defense lawyers cried foul and asked that all further proceedings be suspended until the issue is resolved.
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'American Sniper' Trial Opens In Texas

Wade Gooydwn has a wrap-up of Wednesday's opening arguments in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle is the subject of the film American Sniper.
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Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.
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The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.
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What Matters More To America: The Brian Williams Debacle, Or Jon Stewart's Departure?

A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the NBC Nightly News anchor from his photograph.
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Why Hot Chocolate Might Be More American Than Apple Pie

George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. But his version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice, and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today.
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'The Shark' Has Died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.

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