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FCC Proposal Would Regulate Internet Like A Public Utility

Supporters of the move say it's the best way to guarantee so-called net neutrality. Opponents believe meddlesome regulators will impose intrusive new rules on Internet service.
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Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

The pressure, doctors say, is mostly coming from other parents who don't want their infants exposed to measles, whooping cough or other serious illnesses in the pediatric waiting room.
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Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Convicted On All Counts

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht has been on trial in New York on seven charges, including money-laundering and trafficking narcotics. On Wednesday afternoon, a jury found him guilty on all charges.
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CDC Director: 'Unfortunately, I'm Not Surprised' By Measles' Rise

Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and the government's response.
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Al-Qaida Operative Says Saudi Royal Family Helped Fund Sept. 11 Attacks

Zacarias Moussaoui claims the Saudi Arabian royal family helped fund the Sept. 11 attacks. Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Gause, a professor of international studies at Texas A&M University.
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'Deflate This': Patriots Fans Welcome Super Bowl Champs Home

Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying "Deflate This" in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.
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Thaw In U.S.-Cuba Relations Comes To Baseball

This week Major League Baseball smoothed the path for Cubans to play professional ball in the United States. The change in policy follows the recent decision by the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations.
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Staples Takes Another Shot At Buying Rival Office Depot

Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.
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Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.
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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters In Detroit

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech Wednesday to the Detroit Economic Club got his feet wet.

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