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Hot Dog: Affenpinscher Banana Joe Wins Best In Show

Five-year-old Banana Joe beat out Swagger, the old English sheepdog, and five others. More than 2,700 dogs too part in the competition.
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Rubio, A New Face, Delivers A Familiar Message In Response To Obama

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, strove mightily to transform the perception, cemented during last year's presidential race, that his party's embrace excludes those who aren't rich and white.
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Fugitive Ex-LAPD Officer Apparently Barracaded In Cabin

Kirk Siegler talks to Melissa Block for an update on the search for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner. A man that authorities identified as Dorner was holed up in a cabin near Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Tuesday evening. Hundreds of officers surrounded the home. Dorner is wanted for questioning in three murders and one attempted murder.
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1963 Emancipation Proclamation Party Lacked A Key Guest

The Kennedy administration commemorated the Emancipation Proclamation with a reception for a virtual who's who of black Americans. However, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stayed away.
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Congressman Returning After 33 Years Says Congress Works And Cooperates Less Now

U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan of Minnesota returned to Congress after more than 30 years away. He talks to Robert Siegel about what's changed.
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Obama To Announce Withdrawal Of 34,000 U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

There were several key developments involving the U.S. military on Tuesday. President Obama was expected to announce in his State of the Union address that the U.S. will bring home 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by this time next year. That will cut the force in half. The Joint Chiefs of Staff also testified before Congress about where they would have to cut the force if across-the-board budget cuts, called sequestration, go into effect. Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman talks to Melissa Block about the latest developments.

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