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Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty, Holder Tells Russia

The U.S. wants Russia to send the "NSA leaker" home for prosecution. In a letter to his Russian counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder gives what he says are assurances that Edward Snowden should not be "treated as a refugee or granted asylum."
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'Life Without Parole' Deal Struck For Cleveland Kidnapper

The deal means there won't be a trial — or a possible death sentence. Three young women and the child Ariel Castro fathered with one of them were held captive in his home for about a decade.
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VIDEO: A Bear Walks Into A Bar ...

A camera caught the bear wandering around in one part of a Colorado pub as patrons were enjoying themselves in another room. Fortunately, the bear decided to leave rather than join the customers.
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Lincoln Memorial Closed After Being Splattered With Paint

The vandalism was discovered early Friday. There's paint on the memorial's floor and the base of the statue. It's unknown who did it or how long it will take to clean up.
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San Diego Mayor Must Go, His Party Says; Accuser Count At 7

Four more women — including a retired Navy rear admiral — came forward Thursday to accuse Mayor Bob Filner of unwanted sexual advances. Now his fellow Democrats have called on Filner to resign.
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Zimmerman Juror Says He 'Got Away With Murder'

Another juror in the George Zimmerman case is speaking out. A woman identified as Maddy is telling ABC News that Zimmerman "got away with murder" in killing teen Trayvon Martin.
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5 Men Accused Of Stealing Credit, Debit Card Numbers

U.S. attorneys in New York and New Jersey unsealed indictments Thursday against five men accused of hacking the computer networks of several major corporations. Prosecutors allege the men — four Russians and a Ukrainian — stole hundreds of millions of dollars and some 160 million credit and debit card numbers.
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For A Young Paramedic, Saving A Life Meant A Lifelong Bond

It's been more than two decades since paramedic Rowan Allen saved a young boy from a severe road accident. Rowan's care for Bryan at the roadside and in the months that followed inspired Bryan's mother to become a nurse — and established a bond that still connects all three of them.
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The Reply To Email Overload? Prioritize — Or Turn It Off

In this age of digital overload, we're forced to pay "continuous partial attention" to the world around us. The problem of too much email is so prevalent that a Wall Street titan is using it as his legal defense. Experts offer tips on dealing with the email onslaught.
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Why The Justice Department's Eyes Are Upon Texas

In the war over the right to vote in the U.S., the Justice Department's choice of Texas as the battleground for its first legal action following the Supreme Court's weakening of the Voting Rights Act has a feeling of inevitability.

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