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The Great American Signature Fades Away

Jack Lew's unreadable signature — which could appear on new U.S. currency if he becomes Treasury secretary — raises a question: In our age of electronic communication and digital authentication, do signatures even matter anymore?
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In News Conference, Obama Calls For Raising Debt Ceiling

On Monday, President Obama repeated his call to Congress to raise the U.S. Treasury's borrowing limit.
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Denver Mayor Must Dance Like Ray Lewis

The mayors of Denver and Baltimore made a friendly wager when their teams met in the NFL playoffs. When Baltimore won in overtime Saturday, it was disaster for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. The mayor must now dance like Ray Lewis. The soon-to-retire Baltimore star does an awkward but enthusiastic sideline dance before games.
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Couple With Same Name Files For Divorce

Kelly Hildebrandt became famous in 2009 for marrying a man with the identical name. But the Hildebrandts have separated and filed for divorce. Miami's WTVJ quotes Mr. Hildebrandt saying, "She's a Florida girl, and I'm a Texas guy." He says they're from different worlds.
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A Supreme Court Justice Gets Personal: Sotomayor's Family Photos

Diabetes, divorce, and liver and onions: Sonia Sotomayor shares her best and worst memories — along with family photos — in an intimate interactive feature.
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Crimson And Cream: Delta Ladies Cheer Centennial

The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta celebrated the sorority's 100th anniversary over the weekend. It's one of the oldest black Greek letter groups in the country. Host Michel Martin speaks with member Paula Giddings, author of 'In Search of Sisterhood,' about the centennial.

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