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Cows Remain At Large After Breakout At Idaho Meat Plant

Cows were running free in Pocatello, Idaho, Tuesday, following in the hooves of a feisty heifer that escaped from a meat packing plant Friday.
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Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.
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On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.
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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.
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Shopping On Shore Leave: How Seafarers Head To The Mall

Most of us pack a lot of trips to the mall into the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But what if you could only go shopping for just a few hours once a month?
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Theater Cancels New York Premiere of 'The Interview'

Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming promotional appearances for The Interview and will let theaters cancel showings of the film, following threats of attacks.
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In California, Fire Plus Drought Plus Rain Add Up To Mud

Heavy rains are hitting drought-stricken California. But instead of sinking into the earth, the water is rushing away in areas burned by wildfire, raising the danger of mudslides.
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Senate Democrats Use Waning Majority To Push Through Judges

The longer-than-expected Senate session is allowing Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid to confirm even more of President Obama's nominations to the federal bench.
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Jeb Bush Inches Closer To 2016 Run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush moved toward a run for the White House on Tuesday with his announcement that he's "actively exploring" the idea and creating a leadership PAC.
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National Park Would Memoralize Manhattan Project

From 1942 to 1945, the U.S. government's Manhattan Project produced the world's first atomic bombs. A new national park, preserving the project's buildings and artifacts, is now in the works. Melissa Block speaks with Cynthia Kelly of the Atomic Heritage Foundation who has pushed for the preservation plan for 15 years.

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