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Root Canals Are More Popular Than Congress

Polling found Congress' most recent approval rating is 9 percent. Other things were tested too, and it was discovered root canals are more popular than lawmakers. On the bright side for Congress, it is more popular than the Ebola virus and playground bullies.
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NRA Vows To Stop Tucson From Destroying Guns

The Arizona city's gun buyback program is being challenged by the National Rifle Association. The gun rights group says it is illegal under the state's law to destroy the guns, and warned the city it will sue. Tucson officials say they are not violating the law.
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N.Y. Gov. Cuoma To Propose Gun Control Measures

Andrew Cuomo is expected to propose some of the nation's toughest gun laws in his State of the State address on Wednesday, including a stronger ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But getting those bills through the state's Republican-controlled Senate will be another matter.
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Christie's State Of The State Focuses On Sandy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday delivered his State-of-the-State speech. It contained no new policy objectives. It was designed to boost morale in state where he said 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
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Can Police Force Drunken Driving Suspects To Take Blood Tests?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether police must get a warrant before forcing a driver to have his blood drawn. Missouri, backed by the Obama administration, argues that time is of the essence when alcohol is dissipating in a person's bloodstream.
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Elite Colleges Struggle To Recruit Smart, Low-Income Kids

Top schools often offer scholarships that not only include free tuition, but also free room and board for top students from poor families. Each year, however, colleges are confronted with a paradox: No matter how many incentives they provide, enrollment of highly talented, low-income student barely seems to budge.
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Promoting Hinduism? Parents Demand Removal Of School Yoga Class

Encinitas, Calif., is celebrated by many as the yoga mecca of America. But when the spiritual discipline was recently incorporated in a local school, a group of parents quickly likened it to religious indoctrination. They worry the new model will be exported to schools across the country.

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