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McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.
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Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline, Setting Up Fight With Obama

Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to pass the measure, which must be reconciled with a version passed by the House. The Senate vote is also not enough to override a threatened presidential veto.
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Treasure Hunter Who Disappeared With Shipwreck Loot Appears In Court

Tommy Thompson, who found one of the most lucrative wrecks in history, had been living under an assumed name after failing to appear in a lawsuit brought by the recovery project's backers.
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Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

The Cleveland Clinic has seen its Medicare penalties go down, while those paid by hospitals that serve many of Cleveland's poorer residents have gone up.
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U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced to five years in jail after he told FBI agents, who were posing as Venezuelan officials, that he could design and supervise the building of 40 weapons.
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Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

A man was kicked out of a bar in Florence, Mont. He returned to the bar and reportedly assaulted the bartender. Fellow customers taped his hands together until police arrived.
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Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

Ricky Hernandez was lowered by helicopter to check out an abandoned car, and inside he spotted bear cubs. KABC-TV reports he made a quick exit before mama bear spotted him.
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Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

Loretta Lynch faced questioning from senators in her bid for confirmation. Republicans used the opportunity to criticize the president's executive actions on immigration and Eric Holder's record.
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After Weak Earnings, McDonald's CEO Steps Down

CEO Don Thompson is leaving struggling McDonalds. His successor is Steve Easterbrook, the company's chief brand officer.
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Tight-Lipped Marshawn Lynch Opens His Heart To Oakland

Seattle Seahawks' star running back Marshawn Lynch, who rarely talks to the media, blends his bad boy personality with his good deeds reputation in his hometown of Oakland, Calif.

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