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The Snake's A Snitch: Why Florida Released Biggest Python Caught In Hunt

Authorities hope the big guy, and two other males, will lead them to breeding females. They put transmitters into the snakes and will now track their movements.
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University Housing Model Could Help Veterans

New Mexico State University is trying a new approach to better accommodate veterans with on-campus housing. The gap between student veterans and their civilian peers is wide. The model integrates veterans and makes them feel at home on campus.
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Obama To Challenge GOP To Compromise On Budget Cuts

Unless Congress and the president can agree on an alternative, in less than two weeks the government will be facing across-the-board cuts in everything from defense to domestic spending. Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the impact of the impending spending cuts known as the sequester.
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Movies Showcase Mississippi's Villainous Role

Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge story Django Unchained, has been nominated for a number of Oscars. The spaghetti western is up for best picture, original screenplay and actor Christoph Waltz has been nominated for his supporting role in the film. The state of Mississippi plays a supporting role too, but Mississippians are tired of being typecast.
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Some Airbnb Listings Could Be Breaking The Law

The Internet is causing big changes to the hospitality business. Instead of sleeping in hotels, many travelers now spend the night in private homes, which they find through websites such as Airbnb. But there's a catch.
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Hackers Disrupt Burger King's Twitter Account

The hackers changed Burger King's bio, saying the company was sold to rival McDonalds because the Whopper had flopped. McDonalds tweeted "Not Us!" The hackers, however, brought Burger King 30,000 new followers.
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Houston Couple Welcomes Quadruplets

The couple thought they'd hit the jackpot when they found out they were expecting twins. Then they heard four heartbeats. About 1 in 800,000 births are quadruplets. But two sets of identical twins — what are the odds? About 70 million to 1.

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