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Report: Chinese Government Hackers Behind Dozens Of Attacks On U.S. Companies

China's army is behind a prolific group of hackers who've attacked dozens of American companies and government agencies. That's according to a detailed report released Tuesday by Mandiant, a computer security firm. Melissa Block talks with Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia.
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Whose Sequester Is It Anyway?

It's widely accepted that indiscriminate spending cuts in defense and domestic programs due to start March 1 are likely to occur owing to the failure of President Obama and the Republican-led House to reach an agreement. But where voters will place most of the blame is still an open question.
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End Of Winter Drives Nation's Gas Prices Uphill

Gas prices typically rise this time of year as refineries switch to summertime formulas, which are designed to reduce smog. But because of maintenance work — partially delayed by Superstorm Sandy — the run-up in prices is happening earlier this year.
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Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats

In Charlotte, N.C., a secret bunker rests quietly below a radio station. Built in 1963, it was part of a federal network designed to provide emergency communications in case of a nuclear attack. With a new slew of potential threats to contend with, FEMA has revived the idea.
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What's Driving The Violence In Chicago

More than 500 homicides were reported in Chicago in 2012, 16 percent more than in 2011. After the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen shot a week after attending the inauguration, more attention has been focused on urban violence.
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After Horse Meat Scandal, Why Is Some Food Taboo?

The discovery of horse meat in European beef products created an international uproar. James A. Serpell, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, explains why some foods that are forbidden in some cultures are considered delicacies in others.
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A Chinese Army Outpost That's Tucked Into Modern Shanghai

The Chinese military unit allegedly behind cyberattacks on U.S. firms works out of a nondescript office tower in a Shanghai neighborhood that's modern, but considered a little bland.
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Gen. John Allen, Recent Top Commander In Afghanistan, Is Retiring

He had been on track to be the top NATO commander in Europe. But the White House says Allen needs to "address health issues within his family." Allen was recently cleared of wrongdoing related to email messages he exchanged with a Florida woman.

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