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The Secret Lives Of Teachers: Up, Up And Away!

Our series continues as we head into the sky with a social studies teacher with a passion for flying.
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Fewer Babies Are Born Prematurely, But Many Still Suffer

The rate of premature births in the United States has dropped to 11 percent, showing continued progress in preventing the risks of prematurity. But there are big disparities among the states.
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You're Growing Older ... Is Your Life Getting Better Or Worse?

After a middle-aged slump, most folks in the U.S. and other wealthy countries report greater happiness. But in less well-off nations, people report a sharp, never-ending decline in satisfaction.
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Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

Activists in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were arrested twice this week for giving out food to the homeless in a park. Arnold Abbott, 90, says he will continue to serve the food even if he's arrested again.
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Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Hero Of Gettysburg, Awarded Medal Of Honor

President Obama bestowed the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery to the Union officer, who was killed defending a key ridge against Pickett's charge.
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Mom Of 6 Brings New Meaning To The Phrase: Making A Beer Run

Chris Kimbrough set a women's record running the beer mile. You run four laps around a track, stopping before each lap to drink a beer. Video shows her, at age 44, finishing in 6:28.6.
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Congressional Republicans Consider Energy Agenda

Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.
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Republicans Gain Seats In State Legislatures, Governors Mansions

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate was the big headline. But it also increased the number of state legislative chambers it controls, and added 3 new governorships, bringing that total to 33.
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D.C.'s Marijuana Vote Faces Congressional Review

Voters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Some residents say decriminalizing pot will lead to more illegal activity in their neighborhood.
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McConnell Faces Challenges From GOP Conservatives, Obama's Veto Pen

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is in line to go from the Senate's minority leader to majority leader. He will have a majority smaller than the one Democrat Harry Reid has enjoyed.

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