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NFL Investigates Reports Of Deflated Balls After Patriots Rout Colts

In wet and slippery conditions, an under-inflated ball could be easier to grip and catch. Quarterback Tom Brady calls the allegations "ridiculous."
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U.S. District Judge To Calculate BP's Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.
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Obama Strategizes How To Be A Successful Lame Duck President

President Obama has made it clear he does not want to be a lame duck. His State of the Union speech is a chance to show he won't be one. We examine how lame duck presidents have succeeded and failed.
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Lost King UCLA Speech Found In Basement Archive

Tapes of Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarks at UCLA in April of 1965 were recently discovered, and offer an insight into how his words still resonate today.
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Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.
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White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address

The focus of Tuesday's speech will be the middle class. One item to be discussed will be a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and working poor.
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Students Describe What King's Legacy Means To Them

What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream mean to today's youth? Young people in schools across the country talk about whether King's dream has been fulfilled, and how they'll continue his legacy.
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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.
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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams and are able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?
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What Does Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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