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Senate Fails To Detonate 'Nuclear Option'

Democrats had been preparing to change Senate rules on filibusters to push through President Obama's nominations to executive branch positions. Republicans agreed to allow votes on five nominations, and Democrats agreed to replace two particularly contentious names with others.
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All-Star Fans Honor Mariano Rivera, Who Will Retire Soon

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has played 19 seasons. That means he started his baseball career when the youngest players in this year's All-Star game were just toddlers. Rivera plans to retire at the end of this season.
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In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

Government investigators are trying to solve an agricultural whodunit: How did genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale end up in a farmer's field in Oregon? Some are raising the possibility of sabotage; others suspect simple human error.
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Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway

Car enthusiasts are trekking across the U.S. this year along Lincoln Highway. The transcontinental trips are part of centennial activities for the road known as "The Main Street Across America," and a unique group of tourists started their journey all the way in Norway.
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American League Wins All-Star Game In 3-0 Shutout

New York Yankees' great Mariano Rivera, pitching in his final All-Star game, was honored by fans at the home of the crosstown Mets, then pitched a perfect eighth inning, helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League in Tuesday's All-Star game.
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Clap If You Believe In Roger Maris

Commentator Frank Deford has cooked up a plan that invokes Tinker Bell for baseball's annual All-Star Game.
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Talia Joy Castellano Dies; Cancer Battle Touched Millions

The teenager drew millions of views on YouTube with her video reports, which included makeup tutorials. Ellen DeGeneres was struck by her story and helped make Talia an honorary CoverGirl. Those Talia reached are grieving around the nation and the world.
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READ: The Theft Complaint Filed Against Bachmann Aide

The sting operation sounds like something from a crime novel. What was allegedly taken by the Minnesota lawmaker's assistant? An envelope marked "petty cash" that had $80 in it and maybe another marked "birthday money" that held $120.
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Liz Cheney, Daughter Of Former VP, To Run For Senate

On the same day that veteran Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said he will seek reelection, Cheney said she will challenge him in next year's primary.
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The Charter School Vs. Public School Debate Continues

The charter school movement turns 21 this year and the latest study shows kids in most charter schools are doing as well or better in reading and math than their counterparts in traditional public schools. But now, leading charter school supporters are questioning that study.

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