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LA Archbishop Relieves Retired Cardinal Mahony Of Duties, Releases Abuse Files

Archbishop Jose Gomez said Mahony will no longer have any administrative or public duties, and that Thomas Curry, a former aide to Mahony, had stepped down from his post as regional bishop of Santa Barbara. The files amount to thousands of pages related to the abuse of children by priests.
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Hagel's Hearing: 7 Things We Learned

Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee made clear that the former Republican senator has said things that don't sit well with current Republican senators. And for all that we learned, the hearing ended with one lingering question.
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Are Shooting Ranges The New Bowling Alleys?

Target practice is only part of the allure as gun ranges have added restaurants, lounges and ladies' nights to create a social atmosphere to go along with the firearm training.
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The Coming Fight Over Immigration Policy

President Barack Obama says he hopes that the immigration reform plan designed out by a bipartisan Senate committee will become a bill as soon as March. The president also warned, that this debate will become more heated and emotional as it moves ahead.
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Has Obama Done Some Skeet Shooting? Fox News Says Yes

When the president told The New Republic that "we do skeet shooting all the time" at Camp David, some critics had their doubts. The Washington Post's Fact Checker says it's withholding opinion on the veracity of the claim. Now, Fox News says it has learned of at least two times Obama went shooting.
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For Asian-Americans, Immigration Backlogs Are A Major Hurdle

The national conversation around immigration policy tends to focus on Latinos, but Asian-American immigrants face some of the knottiest challenges.
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U.S. Moves To Halt AB InBev's Purchase Of Grupo Modelo

A $20.1 billion merger of beer conglomerates is now delayed, after the U.S. Justice Department filed suit Thursday. The deal would put Corona, Bud Light, Stella Artois, and other popular beers under one corporate umbrella, which Justice officials say will mean higher prices.
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Oh, Baby: Squeezable Snacks Might Be Tough On The Teeth

Those cute little foil pouches of organic food for toddlers may pose hidden dangers for new teeth and developing mouths. But they may not be any more of a risk than the frequent use of sippy cups and bottles, dentists say.
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Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court!

Some attorneys have gotten nasty and others want it to stop. In New York, a group has decided to tackle the decrease in civility through song.

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