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Old Man Winter Knocks Hard On One Buffalo, N.Y., Resident's Door

An unseasonable storm has dropped five feet of snow in 10 counties in western New York State. Melissa Block talks to Chris Hazard about how snow crashed into her family home in Buffalo.
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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.
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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Be Tough For Auto Industry To Weather

The federal government has demanded that Takata and ten automakers expand their air bag recall. Until now, the recall has been limited to high humidity areas where they are most likely to fail.
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'The Hunger Games' Meets Capitol Hill At The Freshman Office Lottery

New members tried out any number of rituals — from lucky dances to backflips — hoping the office odds were ever in their favor.
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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.
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Huge Dazzling Billboard Fights For Attention In Times Square

In a city of superlatives, New York City now has another notch in its belt — the largest billboard. It's hard to get anyone's attention in Times Square, but one billboard a city block long might just be able to do it.
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NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.
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Acting Director Of Secret Service Testifies On Capitol Hill

The acting director of the Secret Service made his first appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday following a security breach that led to the resignation of the previous chief.
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After Successful Election, Republican Governors Look Ahead To 2016

Republican governors and governors-elect are in Florida this week for the Republican Governors' Association conference. After a successful election, they are meeting to discuss the party's message and direction.

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