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Bloomberg Puts Millions Behind Gun Control Push

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged as a new leader in the gun debate in recent years. He's utilizing a group of mayors and a superPAC in a campaign against gun violence.
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Obama's Second Inaugural Address Didn't Win Over Many Republicans

Many Republicans were hoping for something akin to the president's 2004 convention speech where he talked about there being no red America or blue America but the United States of America.
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Energy Drinks Blamed For Boost In Emergency Room Visits

A new report says the number of ER visits involving caffeine-laced energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011. Many of those visits involved patients who combined the drinks with alcohol and other drugs, intensifying the effects. Manufacturers say there's no proof the drinks are to blame.
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Gay Rights Activists Inspired By Obama's Second Inaugural Address

One memorable line in President Obama's second inaugural address connected the Stonewall riots in New York City that began the modern debate over gay rights to the suffragettes at Seneca Falls, N.Y., and civil rights protests in Selma, Ala.
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Growing Pains As Doctors' Offices Adopt Electronic Records

Millions of dollars have been spent to digitize medical records. But doctors are only slowly adopting the the new systems, and many systems won't talk to each other. Some now wonder when the promised benefits in care and cost savings will arrive.
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Divine Rhetoric: God In The Inaugural Address

George Washington invoked the Almighty, but the word "God" wasn't used in an inaugural address until James Monroe. Since then, few presidents have missed the opportunity to put God in their inaugural speeches.

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