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Jeff Gordon Says 2015 Will Be His Last Full NASCAR Season

Jeff Gordon, who announced today that he won't race full-time after this year. Now 43, Gordon has been part of competitive racing since he was 5 years old.
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House Approves Bill That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for "any abortion" or for "health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion" has been approved by the House.
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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Hits 59 Cases And Counting

People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.
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Citing Proximity Of Israeli Election, Obama Won't Meet With Netanyahu

A White House spokeswoman, said the U.S. wanted "to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election." Israel's election is March 17. Netanyahu is due to address Congress March 3.
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Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Denies Knowledge Of Deflated Footballs

His comments come amid reports that 11 of 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game were underinflated — an apparent advantage. The NFL is investigating the matter.
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Newtown, Conn., Council Votes To Raze Sandy Hook Shooter's Home

The Newtown Legislative Council voted to tear down the 3,100-square-foot home. The house is where gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother before his shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
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Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties

Medicare is giving hospitals financial incentives to provide better care. But so far about half of the hospitals that got incentive payments found them canceled out by other quality programs.
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Pro Golfer Brooke Pancake Signs Deal With Waffle House

When asked about details of her contract, Brooke Pancake, 24, couldn't say exactly how much Waffle House was paying her — but she's definitely bringing home the bacon.
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Police Chase Ends In Ohio Prison's Parking Lot

Police in Toledo tried to stop a car early Wednesday but the vehicle sped away. After circling the Toledo Correctional Institution, the driver ran over a row of metal spikes — puncturing all 4 tires.
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Chicago Tries To Up Its Chances Of Hosting Obama's Presidential Library

The University of Chicago's's plan to build the library on parkland it doesn't own is a sticking point. The foundation overseeing the competition wants to pick a host university by the end of March.

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