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Trial Of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy

Doug Williams, one of the country's most vocal critics of the polygraph test, will go on trial in January. For decades, he has helped people "beat" the test by exploiting its shaky science.
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Obama Authorizes New Sanctions On North Korea Over Sony Hack

The executive order targets three North Korean entities and accuses the Pyongyang regime of "destructive, coercive cyber-related actions."
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Was Cuomo Destined To Be President Or Just Political Poet Laureate?

It may never be clear whether the late New York governor passed on the 1988 and 1992 presidential cycles — his natural turn at bat — for reasons related to politics or his personality.
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Deputy Attorney General Reflects On Controversies, Successes

James Cole says his decision to approve subpoenas for reporters' phone records, amid national security leaks, "was a very, very tough call. At the end of the day, I'd probably have to do it again."
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Couple Marries At Rose Bowl Tailgate

Steven Twomey and Lisa DeFluri altered their wedding plans. They intended to get married on an Oregon beach in July. But when the Oregon Ducks made Thursday's Rose Bowl, they saw their chance.
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Cat Accidentally Given Away With Sold Mattress

The cat, named Camo, was hiding in the box spring. Social media helped to track the cat down near Portland's airport. He was a little roughed up but he's home now.
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Mario Cuomo Gained Legendary Status Among Democrats

Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York and icon of American liberalism, died on Thursday at the age of 82. Many recall his spell-binding keynote address to the 1984 Democratic convention.
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Undocumented Immigrant Now Feels 'More American'

Last year on a reporting trip, Steve Inskeep met Junior Adriano, a teenager in Texas trying to resolve his legal status. Then, he didn't feel very American. But for Junior today, much has changed.
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Outside Agency Expected To Probe Cleveland Police Shooting

Cleveland officials reportedly are in talks to hand over the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice to the county sheriff's office. The 12-year-old was killed while carrying a toy gun in November.
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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

The parents of a 5-year-old boy killed in a car accident have formed a bond with the sister of the woman who drove the speeding car. The couple says their meetings have eased their pain.

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