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Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.
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Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

The satirists at The Onion had a field day with his vigor. In fact, Mayor Bill de Blasio even read from the article for the City Hall press corps.
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Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

The "Friendship Nine" were college students arrested for a sit-in at a South Carolina lunch counter in 1961. A judge is set to clear them of a five-decades-old trespassing conviction.
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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.
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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.
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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision. The move needs regulatory approval.
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No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.
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Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

The brothers who ran one of the largest drug networks ever have been sentenced to 14 years in prison. They had received life sentences but will serve 14 years instead.
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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
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Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

There are now 88 confirmed cases of measles linked to the December outbreak of the disease at Disneyland. Most of the cases are in California and most of those infected were not vaccinated.

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