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Joe Biden, Congratulator In Chief

Politicians often call members of their own party to congratulate them on a successful campaign. But Biden seems to relish the opportunity, personally reaching out to 10 winning candidates in state and local races around the country Tuesday night.
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Judge: MF Global Customers To Recover All Their Losses

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn says he's ready to approve a deal to get the firm's 26,000 former customers their money by the end of the year.
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IVF Doesn't Raise Overall Risk For Childhood Cancers

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization have the same chance of developing leukemia and brain cancers as their peers, a large study in the U.K. finds. There was a slight increase in risk for two rare cancers. But overall the findings are good news, reaffirming the safety of the fertility treatment.
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Virginia Result Driven by Obamacare? Shutdown? Not So Much

Democrat Terry McAuliffe's win over Tea Party Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia governor was frozen in place long before the government shutdown or the Obamacare debacle, experts say.
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There May Be A Green Light For Pot, But Not For Driving High

It's been a year since Washington state voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. That's meant some big changes along Interstate 5, sometimes called the "Marijuana Highway." Police are phasing out pot-sniffing dogs, but are becoming more vigilant about what some call "green DUIs."
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Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned

A national project found that hundreds of former Michigan students had enough credits for an associate degree — but they'd never claimed them. Thousands more were close. Those credentials could make ex-students more employable or eligible for better-paying jobs.
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How Long Must Rand Paul Stay In 'Detention' For Plagiarism?

That's what the Kentucky Republican wants to know, after being criticized for using the work of others without attribution. Paul, who appears to be preparing for a run at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, is now on the offensive.
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4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

You've heard of 3-D printing — now add one more dimension. Researchers are figuring out how to create structures that move and respond to their environment after they're printed.
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This Is Nuts! Heist Nabs $400,000 Worth Of Walnuts

It's the latest in a wave of "nut jobs" in California's Central Valley that local reporter Rich Paloma believes are linked to organized crime.
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San Franciscans Nix Waterfront Development Plans

Voters in San Francisco have rejected a referendum that would have allowed a major new condominium development on the city's waterfront.

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