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Bill Clinton, Winfrey Receiving Presidential Medal Of Freedom

President Obama named 16 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor. Loretta Lynn, Gloria Steinem and Arturo Sandoval are also on the list.
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Can Congress Figure Out How To Rescue The Post Office?

The U.S. Postal Service lost some $16 billion last year and continues to bleed red ink. Congress has been unable to agree on a plan to turn things around. The latest proposal would allow the post office to end Saturday delivery in a year, and enable it to ship wine and beer.
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MLB Warns Of 'Absurd' Results Of San Jose's Antitrust Suit

Calling a lawsuit's potential results "absurd" for cities around the United States, Major League Baseball asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to its antitrust exemption filed by San Jose. The city hopes to lure the Oakland A's to relocate there.
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Yemen Official: New Round Of Drone Strikes Target Al-Qaida

The strikes killed at least 12 suspected militants, bringing to 31 the number killed since drone attacks were stepped up at the end of July.
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Common Core Curriculum Brings Big Shifts To Math Instruction

With the implementation of the new Common Core standards, parents across the country will notice a few changes in their kids' math homework.
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'Dream 9' Win Small Victory In Fight To Stay In U.S.

Nine young immigrants facing deportation were released from detention on Wednesday. They are known as the Dream 9 and have made a public plea to stay in the U.S. All were brought here as children and now they are trying to stay by applying for asylum.
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Laid To Rest: A Proper Burial For The Poor

In New Mexico, the cremated remains of the state's deceased indigents often enter a state of limbo. Many spend years on county storage shelves. But country officials are now trying to give these remains a grave, a headstone and a public memorial service.
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Sen. Corker: 'Congress Needs Ownership' Over Covert Activities

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, lead Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is pushing for a rewrite of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). It is the AUMF that was used by the George W. Bush administration to justify torture and warrantless wiretapping and it has been used by the Obama administration to defend drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere. Senator Corker tells Audie Cornish about his objections to classifying certain covert operations.
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Minn. Minor League Baseball Team Goes Atheist For One Night

Melissa Block speaks with the St. Paul Saints' Executive Vice President and General Manager Derek Sharrer about the game that will be sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists. The team will go by the name "Mr. Paul Aints" for the game.
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Fannie Mae Posts $10 Billion Profit In Second Quarter

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae announced Thursday that it made a $10 billion profit in the second quarter. Americans may remember that the government had to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the housing bubble burst five years ago. Now, with home prices rising, Fannie and Freddie are profitable again. That's good news for taxpayers, as well as home buyers who count on the two companies to guarantee and finance most home loans. But some investors in Fannie and Freddie are angry. They say they deserve a share of those new profits.

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