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Some 'Cyber Schools' Falling Short Of Their Sales Pitch

Public cyber schools are popping up across the country, even for the youngest students. Many are run by the same for-profit company, which has made a big business of online education. But student test scores are falling short.
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Ex-LAPD Officer May Have Stalked Targets Before Killing Spree

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said ex-officer Christopher Dorner stalked targets from the department before he began his shooting spree. Authorities say Dorner killed himself last week after being surrounded by police.
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High Court Rules On Detaining Suspects, Sniffer Dogs

The Supreme Court limited the power of police to detain people who are away from their homes when police conduct a search. Separately, the justices ruled that drug-sniffing dogs don't have to get every sniff right in order for a search to be valid.
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Gen. John Allen To Retire, Not Pursue NATO Commander Nomination

Marine Gen. John Allen has decided to retire from the military. The former top commander in Afghanistan, Allen had been nominated by President Obama to become commander of all NATO forces.
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Obama Paints Bleak Picture Of Life After Automatic Government Spending Cuts

On Tuesday, President Obama continued his campaign against the automatic across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect on March 1.
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U.S.-Russia Relations Continue To Falter With Prosecution Of Dead Man

Russia is prosecuting a dead man, corruption whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky, in a case that has severely complicated U.S.-Russia relations. Congress passed a bill that will punish anyone involved in the Magnitsky case and other major human rights violators in Russia. The Russian parliament responded by banning adoptions by American families of Russian children. It is against this backdrop that the new Secretary of State John Kerry finds himself searching for ways to reset relations once again.

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