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'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Cue the music — two more games determine which NFL teams will head to the Super Bowl. Melissa Block gets previews the Conference Championship games with Jane McManus of ESPN.
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In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial.
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Republican Lawmakers Retreat Great For Face Time, But Divisions Remain

House and Senate Republicans spoke of the opportunity to talk with members of the opposite chamber and hear their views. But they remain divided on issues like immigration.
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Duke Backpedals On Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer In Bell Tower

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.
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Obama, Cameron Promise To Cooperate On Cybersecurity

President Obama hosted British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Friday.
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NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether States Can Ban Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether states can ban same-sex marriage.
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Teens Who Skimp On Sleep Now Have More Drinking Problems Later

Missing out on sleep can lead to more than grumpiness. Teenagers who aren't getting enough sleep are also more apt to binge drink, a study finds, even years later.
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U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage This Term

The justices said today they will review restrictions on same-sex marriages in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky. The case will be argued in April; a decision is expected by late June.
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Florida Police Department Used Black Mug Shots For Target Practice

The practice was discovered when a National Guard sergeant found that one of the mug shots was her brother's. The North Miami Beach police chief says pictures of whites and Hispanics are also used.

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