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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Her Resignation

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning, opening up one more slot in President Obama's second-term administration. Solis was the first Hispanic woman to head a Cabinet-level agency in the U.S. government.
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How Google Earth Revealed Chicago's Hidden Farms

When scientists scoured lists of the city's community gardens, they discovered they didn't tell the whole story of where food was being grown. Satellite images instead show the city's food-producing gardens tucked away in backyards, on roofs and thriving in vacant lots.
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Baseball Hall Of Fame Voters Pick 'None Of The Above' For 2013

The Baseball Writers' Association of America's ballot for this year listed 37 players. None of them will be going to the Hall of Fame this year, despite a class of candidates that included Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. Craig Biggio led the voting.
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Signature? Doodle? Check How A Treasury Secretary Lew Might Sign Your Dollars

The man said to be President Obama's choice to be the next Treasury secretary has a very loopy, quite unusual signature. If he's confirmed, his John Hancock goes on U.S. currency. See what that might look like.
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What We've Learned From School Shootings

When school shootings happen, experts work backwards to connect the dots. After the tragedies at Columbine High School and Virgina Tech, a number of studies have been conducted to identify potential threats. The disclaimer is always the same: every case is different.
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Colorado Shooting Hearing Ends With Chilling Photos, No Defense Witnesses

In the weeks before the attack, James Holmes took photos of the Colorado movie theater where 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in last summer's mass shooting, prosecutors revealed Wednesday at a court hearing in Colorado.
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Gun Show Will Go On In N.Y. Town Despite Post-Sandy Hook Opposition

Several gun shows in the Northeast have been canceled since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Some residents wanted the show in Saratoga Springs to be canceled as well. But local authorities say it will be held this weekend as scheduled.
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The Second Amendment: 27 Words, Endless Interpretations

After more than 200 years of intense scrutiny, the meaning of the Second Amendment continues to baffle and elude. Maybe it would help to think about this complicated dictum in a more slant way, like a poet — through simile and metaphor.

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