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BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Montana Governor Declares State Of Emergency After River Oil Spill

As much as 50,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Yellowstone River in Montana. Those who live in surrounding cities have been told not to drink tap water. In 2011, more than 60,000 gallons of oil spilled in the same river.
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Thaw Begins On U.S.-Cuba Relationship Frozen In Time

U.S.-Cuba talks start Wednesday to revive a relationship that has been frozen in time. Cuba policy is likely to feature prominently in President's Obama's State of the Union address.
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Obama Could Get More Cheers From Republicans On Trade

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, there's likely to be a deep partisan divide on many of the proposals. Trade is one area where Republicans will be applauding while many Democrats are sitting on their hands.
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State Of The Union Preview

A preview of what to listen for in President Obama's State of the Union address.
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He Invented Instant Replay, The TV Trick We Now Take For Granted

When Tony Verna was a young CBS News director, he created instant replay during the 1963 Army-Navy football game. His new visual effect changed the way we watch live sports. Verna died Sunday at 81.
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Supreme Court Rules For Muslim Inmate In Prison Beard Case

The court said a ban on beards violated the prisoner's religious freedom. The state of Arkansas had argued that the beard presented security concerns and that it could be used to hide contraband.
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Parents Who Shun Vaccines Tend To Cluster, Boosting Children's Risk

Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated live near others who do the same, a study finds. That increases the risk that children will become infected, even if they've had their shots.
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Obama Joins Ike, The Gipper, Bill And George II In A Club No One Wants To Be In

Clinton began his seventh year with a unique if dubious distinction: He was the only president ever to give a State of the Union speech with impeachment charges pending against him in the Senate.
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Barbie Has Some Royal Competition In Nigeria

The Queens of Africa are based on Nigeria's three largest groups — Igbo, Yuruba and Hausa — and each has traits meant to empower the girls who play with them.

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