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Jobless Claims Fell By 8,000 Last Week; Superstorm Sandy Might Be Factor

Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.
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Texas Judge Who Beat His Daughter Is Reinstated To Bench

The 16-year-old secretly videotaped her 2004 beating. When she posted it on YouTube last year, there was outrage. Her father, Aransas County Judge William Adams was suspended. But too much time has passed to bring criminal charges.
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Brothel Owner Wins County Commissioner Election

Lance Gilman is a newly elected member of the county commission in Storey County, Nevada. Gilman, the owner of Nevada's Mustang Rand, won 62 percent of the vote.
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App Lets You Write Poetry Like William Shatner

The Shatoetry app allows users to compose poems from 400 words recorded by the former Star Trek captain in his signature staccato voice.
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Nor'easter Adds Fear To Misery In N.Y. And N.J.

High winds, driving rain and some snow brought down more power lines across a region still trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm added "insult to injury," NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Atlantic City, N.J.
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Calif. Affirms Death Penalty, Amends 'Three Strikes'

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have ended the death penalty in the state. But they did pass a proposition that weakens the state's three-strikes law, which served as a model for other states around the nation.
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Conservatives Vow To Keep Pushing Abortion Limits

After the election, many conservatives are pondering their losses. Some say their anti-abortion principles weren't the problem; it was the Republican Party's failure to run a truly conservative candidate. They're vowing to change the party and continue their fight to restrict abortion.
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Labor Strife Pits Immigrants Against Immigrants

Mexican immigrant Robert Silva says he just wanted to form a union. The Milwaukee pizza factory worker is one of several dozen employees embroiled in a labor dispute against a frozen pizza company founded by Italian immigrants.

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