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Supreme Court: Provision In AIDS Law Violates Free Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government cannot force private health organizations to denounce prostitution to get money to fight HIV/AIDS overseas.
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Stock Market Falls Again After Federal Reserve Announcement

The stock market fell again on Thursday, a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined plans to phase out the Fed's stimulative bond-buying program. The Dow was down 350 points in late afternoon trading.
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Chef Paula Deen Under Fire After Admitting To Racial Slurs

A lawsuit accuses Southern chef Paula Dean of using racial slurs in the workplace. Deen says she has used a slur regarding African-Americans, but not in a long time. The case is bringing out some surprising admissions.
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Game 7 Among Most Anticipated NBA Game In Decades

It's Christmas for pro basketball fans — game 7 of the NBA Finals is Thursday night. And, after an epic, draining game 6, the match up between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs has put everyone, from casual observers and the stats geeks, in a tizzy.
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White House Plans Major New Push On Climate Change

Since his reelection, President Obama has talked a lot about the importance of addressing climate change and promised action. Environmentalists have criticized him for not doing more to confront the issue. In the coming weeks he'll announce a new agenda promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Immigration Bill Breaks Through Stall With Security Compromise

Senators have reached a deal to build 700 miles of border fence along the Mexican border and increase patrols. The agreement could deliver a big, bipartisan vote to pass an immigration overhaul.
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NSA Reportedly Allowed To Keep Some Domestic Communications

The Guardian newspaper says that in 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on an NSA policy allowing the agency to retain "inadvertently acquired" data on U.S. citizens and residents.
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Six-Woman Jury Selected For Trial Of George Zimmerman

Attorneys in the trial finished questioning potential jurors around mid-day Thursday; they are also selecting four alternate jurors for the trial.
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'The Center Holds' Sees Victory For Moderates In Obama's Win

Journalist Jonathan Alter regards the 2012 presidential contest as the most consequential election of recent times. In his new book, Alter argues that President Obama's re-election prevented the country from veering sharply to the right, and he dissects the campaign and the events that led up to it.
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MacGyver Says: Don't Mix Teenage Boys And Homemade Bombs

Making low-power bombs with household chemicals like toilet bowl cleaner may seem like harmless summer fun. Not so, says the CDC. The bombs can cause burns and lung injuries, not to mention a visit from the local hazardous materials squad. Leave the bomb-making to TV hero MacGyver.

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