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Wendy Davis Faces Uphill Battle If She Runs For Texas Governor

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, who famously filibustered a state abortion bill, spoke at the National Press Club on Monday about politics and her plans.
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Alex Rodriguez Among MLB Players Suspended For Doping

On Monday, Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on more than a dozen players for using performance-enhancing drugs. Twelve have accepted 50 game suspensions. Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014, pending appeal.
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NASA Marks Curiosity's First Year On Mars

One year ago, NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. We look at the science the mission has accomplished and the strange gravity anomaly engineers stumbled onto at the bottom of Gale Crater, where the rover landed.
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Fort Hood Shooter To Represent Himself In Court Martial

The court-martial of Nidal Hasan is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Hassan, an Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
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No Tax Dollars Went To Make This Space Viking Photo

An enterprising Stanford grad student staged a striking photograph of Viking re-enactors pillaging through a park near San Francisco. And NASA officials, clad in garb, joined them — a move that led to an independent investigation and questions from a senator.
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How John McCain Got His Groove Back

By cutting deals with Democrats on several key issues, the Arizona Republican is once again a force in the Senate. Defeated presidential candidates rarely enjoy so much influence.
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Wendy Davis Tours D.C. But Leaves Key Question Unanswered

State Sen. Wendy Davis has seen her national profile soar since her June filibuster in Texas, but there's no guarantee her white-hot political celebrity will translate into higher office.
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Sandwich Monday: Chili Cheeseburger A-Plenty

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we visit the legendary Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg, S.C., and when we're done, we don't want to leave.
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15 Years Later, Tawana Brawley Has Paid 1 Percent Of Penalty

As a teenager, Brawley said she had been attacked and raped by white men. The young African-American's accusations hit front pages, especially after Rev. Al Sharpton took up her case. When a jury said the tale was a hoax, one of the men who was accused sued. Now, he's getting some of the money.
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The Effort To Write Laws For Your Digital Life After Death

Without uniformity around who controls digital assets after you die, families have to rely on Internet companies' varying terms of agreements. It can be a maddening lack of certainty in an already difficult time.

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