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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In April

Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the votes he needed to be re-elected during the city's non-partisan municipal election. He will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in early April.
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GOP Will Try To Override Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

President Obama issued his first veto of the new Congress. He rejected a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It's his third veto, but it's likely the start of a trend.
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Ex-Marine Found Guilty In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

A Texas jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper.
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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.
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Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In Re-Election Bid

The one-time White House chief of staff will face off against a longtime county commissioner in April.
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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.
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Tables Have Turned As Senate Barrels Toward Homeland Security Deadline

In many ways, nothing has changed from past funding deadlines. Except this time it's the Republicans howling at the Democrats for being the obstructionists.
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Republicans Hope To Use Homeland Security Budget As Leverage On Immigration

Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.

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