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Obama And O'Brien Take Jabs At Politics And Media (Highlights)

For one night, President Obama joined members of the media in making fun of themselves and each other, as Washington's players in politics and journalism gathered for the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Comedian Conan O'Brien was the headline speaker.
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Tamerlan Tsarnaev Spoke Of Jihad With Mother, Reports Say

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev "vaguely discussed" jihad during a 2011 phone conversation with his mother, a U.S. official tells the Associated Press. The call, taped by the Russian government, reportedly did not include any mention of a plot in the U.S.
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Vermont To FEMA: Put Our Flooding On Your Maps

Flood maps for the state are old and don't include flooding from fast-rising rivers and streams, the kind of flooding that tore up Vermont during Tropical Storm Irene. Because of that, some areas don't qualify for FEMA assistance.
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House Leadership Crashes Into Outside Hurdles On Bills

In several recent cases, Speaker John Boehner's problem hasn't been the Democrats as much as members of his own party, backed by conservative outside groups. But those groups say they could be allies with the House leadership, if only it would push conservative policy.
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Unfinished FEMA Flood Maps Put Sandy Victims In Limbo

Besides disaster assistance, FEMA also oversees the creation of flood maps, which are then used to set building codes and flood insurance rates. Superstorm Sandy struck as FEMA was updating those maps, and now some homeowners looking to rebuild face an expensive choice.
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Two Daytime Soaps Return, But Will Fans Follow Online?

When ABC cancelled the daytime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live in 2011, millions of fans suddenly found themselves left without their daily guilty pleasure. Both shows are re-launching Monday, but they won't be on any TV channel — the soaps are going online.
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Conservative Shift Has Some Kansans Yearning For The Past

Journalist Jason Probst says he doesn't recognize his own state. He wrote a faux obituary lamenting Kansas' lost battle with extremism. But Republican Gov. Sam Brownback sees a bright future. He wants to eliminate state income taxes, hoping to build a model for other red states.
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FAA Ends Furlough Program, Returns To Normal Staffing Sunday

The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its furlough program, which was blamed for creating or worsening travel delays this week. The move comes after Congress voted at the end of this week to let the FAA move money around in its budget.

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