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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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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

Steve Inskeep talks to ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, who moderated a panel discussion of potential Republican presidential candidates earlier this week at a donor's gathering.
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Court Order May Signal New Approach To Preventing Radicalization

A judge sent a Somali-American man accused of planning to fight in Syria to a halfway house. The decision not to hold him in jail is a first involving someone accused of traveling to join ISIS.
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Advocates Examine Mormon Church's Stance On LGBT Rights

Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people celebrated when the church announced support for anti-discrimination laws. But now they are taking a closer look at the statements.
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After Years Of Wrangling, VA To Provide Vets Housing On West LA Campus

Some homeless veterans with mental illnesses in Los Angeles sued the VA. They wanted housing on the sprawling campus of the VA medical center in West LA so they could access the treatment they needed.
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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

The plunge in gasoline prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.
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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

When Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.
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The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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