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4 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Oman, 1 To Estonia

The transfers, announced late Wednesday, bring to 122 the number of detainees who remain at Guantanamo Bay. The move comes amid GOP opposition, citing security, to freeing prisoners from the facility.
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'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' With 9 Nominations Each, Lead Oscar Race

They were followed by The Imitation Game with eight Oscar nominations and American Sniper and Boyhood, with six each.
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Health Insurance Prices: Highest In Alaska, Lowest In Sun Belt

A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.
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Republicans In Congress To Talk Strategy At 2-Day Retreat

House and Senate Republicans are holding a joint retreat in Hershey, Pa., on Thursday and Friday. Democratic Senators will gather in Baltimore to talk strategy, and to hear from President Obama.
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Free-Climbers Reach Summit Of Yosemite's El Capitan

After 19 days of climbing up a 3,000-foot rock face, gripping at granite sometimes no thicker than a dime, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
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Romney Comments Add To Speculation On GOP Presidential Race

The latest person to seriously consider throwing his hat in the ring is Mitt Romney, who had said he would not run again. What does his apparent change of heart mean for the GOP nominating battle?
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Federal Watchdog To Let Teamsters Union Off Its Leash

For decades, the union has had federal oversight because of charges of corruption and racketeering and ties to organized crime. In a court agreement, the stage was set to lift that oversight.
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House Rule On Social Security Funding Causes Controversy

Rules passed by the GOP House majority prevent money from being transferred from the retirement fund to the disability fund. Critics say it's an attempt to make cuts to both Social Security programs.
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Texas Prison Bus Crashes Into A Train, 10 Dead

Ten people died when a prison bus collided with a train near Odessa, Texas, on Wednesday. Officials say five people have severe injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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In Remote Washington, Veterans Services Are Ferry Ride Away

Sometimes veterans don't claim their benefits because they live in remote areas that lack resources. In one Washington state county, Veterans Affairs services are at least an hour ferry ride away.

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