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For Obama, Outrage Over Syria Is The Easy Part

The thorny issue of what to do about Syria makes President Obama's coming fiscal fights with congressional Republicans seem easy by comparison.
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Sleepy, Southern And Segregated: What D.C. Was Like In '63

The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. And the city those protesters marched on 50 years ago was very different from the Washington of today.
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Embattled LA Sheriff Still Plans To Give Fifth Term A Shot

Lee Baca, 71, is facing calls to step down and not seek another term. His department is at the center of a federal probe into widespread allegations of prisoner abuse.
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Which U.S. Agencies Have Taken The Most Furlough Days?

The threat of furloughs loomed large early in 2013, when mandatory budget cuts seemed certain to force federal workers to skip anywhere from 10 to 22 days of work without pay. A new tally by Federal News Radio shows that many agencies took fewer than half the days they predicted.
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Was 1973 'Battle Of The Sexes' Tennis Match Thrown?

Melissa Block speaks with Don Van Natta Jr., a senior writer with ESPN, about new evidence that the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King may have been thrown to cover Rigg's gambling debts to the Mafia.
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Liens By 'Sovereign Citizens' A Headache For State Officials

Robert Siegel talks to Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale, who has led the charge against sovereign citizen fraudulent liens and is an advocate for helping victims of the liens. He managed to get state legislation passed against it.
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Tourism Business Evaporates As Yosemite Fire Burns On

Melissa Block speaks with Steve Anker, owner of Priest Station Cafe in Groveland, Calif., about how the Yosemite Fire is devastating his business.
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Clint Dempsey Leaves Behind Stellar Resume To Join MLS

Clint Dempsey has returned to Major League Soccer, playing his first game for his new home team the Seattle Sounders over the weekend. Dempsey was very successful playing in the English Premier League — and is not worried that his skill will fall off playing in the U.S.
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Muriel Siebert Was One Of the First Women Of Wall Street

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert died on Saturday at the age of 80. Siebert, a well-known figure on Wall Street, was the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1969, she founded her own brokerage firm, Muriel Siebert & Company.
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Fire Near Yosemite Grows To Nearly 150,000 Acres

Thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park in California. The fire has already burned more than 149,000 acres.

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