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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.
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Freddie Gray's Funeral Spurs Calls For Calm In Baltimore

After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace.
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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."
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James Holmes Trial Set To Begin In Colorado, 3 Years After Cinema Shooting

More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire on an audience at a midnight movie premiere in Aurora, Colo., his trial will begin in earnest Monday.
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Colorado State Patrol Nabs Literary Litterbug

A man was spotted dumping more than 600 books along a highway near Boulder. He said he was stuck with them after a bookstore closed. Police threw the book at him, according to a pun-filled release.
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Airport Traveler In New York Stopped With Marijuana And Crack

Marijuana is not legal in New York, where airport authorities stopped a man who had a bag containing 18 pounds of pot. In the other bag, inspectors found crack.
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Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention, and for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.
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Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.
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The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives

On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sank while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.
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Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.

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