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Sgt. Bales Avoids Death Penalty By Pleading Guilty To Afghan Attack

Sgt. Robert Bales told a military court on Wednesday that he killed 16 Afghan villagers during a late-night rampage last year. His admission is part of a plea deal that will likely allow Bales to escape the death penalty.
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6 Dead After Building Collapses In Philadelphia

At least six people have died in Wednesday's collapse of a commercial building in Philadelphia. More than a dozen victims have been rescued from the rubble.
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First U.S. Assembly Plant For China's Lenovo Opens In N.C.

The Chinese computer maker is trying to boost its brand and U.S. market share as other high-tech firms, including Motorola, plan to manufacture here. North Carolina officials say the plant in Whitsett is a sign of manufacturing's return from overseas.
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Samantha Power Picked To Take Over For Rice At U.N.

President Obama has named a former journalist and activist to represent him at the United Nations. If confirmed, Samantha Power will replace Ambassador Susan Rice, who is returning to the White House to become national security adviser. Power's supporters see her as a voice of conscience in the Obama administration, an advocate for humanitarian interventions.
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Obama To Push Jobs, Education At N.C. Middle School

As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, President Obama travels to Mooresville, N.C., Thursday. He'll highlight Mooresville Middle School's focus on technology and digital learning. Young voters cite the economy and education as top concerns. Neither political party has been adept at addressing these issues for young people.
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Amazon Considers Expanding Grocery Delivery Service

Currently, Amazon.com only offers food delivery in Seattle, where the company is based. Food goes bad fast and it's hard to make a profit. But slim profit margins are what have made Amazon a juggernaut.
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Holder On The Hot Seat Over Leak Investigations

The attorney general heads to the Senate on Thursday, where lawmakers are sure to demand answers. But being in the center of the storm is nothing new for Holder. Over four years in office, he has been a lightning rod for the president's fiercest critics.

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