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Rare 'Superman' Comic Sells For Big Bucks

The comic, featuring Superman's first appearance, sold for $175,000 this week. Considered the "Holy Grail" of comics by many collectors, it is one of about 100 copies. Published in 1938, the comic was found by David Gonzalez in the insulation of a house he was restoring in Minnesota.
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So Far Not So Bad As Storms Head East, But Threat Remains

A massive storm system moved through the upper Midwest on Wednesday and early Thursday. Now it's bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic. It hasn't been as severe as feared, but is still bringing high winds, hard rain and some hail.
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Southern Baptists Condemn Policy Shift On Gay Boy Scouts

At the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, a resolution is adopted condemning the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay boys to become Scouts. The resolution stops short of requiring member churches to break with the organization.
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U.S. Olympic Skater's Sabotage Gets Day In 'Court'

An International Skating Union panel hears testimony Thursday over a sabotage case in which Simon Cho, a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, says his former coach told him to tamper with an opponent's skate blade.
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Mass. Senate Race May Be Feeling Washington Scandal Fallout

The race in Massachusetts to fill the seat once held by John Kerry may be giving Democrats anxious flashbacks to 2010, when a Republican won Ted Kennedy's longtime seat. Controversies that have tarnished the Obama administration could give Republicans an edge.
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Net Giants Try To Quell Users' Jitters About Their Data

Tech companies that field National Security Agency data requests are currently barred from sharing those requests publicly. But Google, Microsoft and Facebook all have a financial interest in showing their users that the NSA does not enjoy unfettered access to their data.
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As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'

In the past three years, Midwestern farmers have seen flooding, then record-setting drought, and now flooding again. "As much as we think we have things cornered and we know what's going to be happening, you just don't know what will happen," a meteorologist says.
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Hockey's Hottest Teams Hit The Ice In Stanley Cup Final

After a bitter lockout that shortened the season, the National Hockey League is finally gearing up for the Stanley Cup Final. The series features two of the league's six original franchises, the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, and both teams come into the series on a roll.

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