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Religious Conservatives Focus On Mid-Term Elections

Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its third annual conference Thursday in Washington D.C. The conclave's stated aim is to grow the conservative vote for next year's mid-term election. It's also a forum for a constellation of conservative stars, some of them eying the White House.
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Detroit's Emergency Manager Meets With Creditors

Kevyn Orr will ask unions, retirees and banks to take big losses on debt the city just can't afford to pay. But Orr is walking a fine line trying to convince those parties to accept a bankruptcy-style settlement, without actually going to bankruptcy court — at least, not yet.
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First Lives Lost In Colorado Wildfire

The Black Forest Fire burning near Colorado Springs is now the state's most destructive fire ever. At least two people have been confirmed killed. That fire also has forced nearly 40,000 people to evacuate. It's consumed more than 300 homes since lightening first ignited it on Monday.
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Supreme Court: Human Genes May Not Be Patented

Thursday's decision by the high court upends 30 years of patent awards granted by the U.S. Patent Office. The ruling also has enormous implications for the future of personalized medicine.
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Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

The state is trying to keep tabs on its bear population. Undergraduates at Unity College are in the woods tranquilizing bears and collaring them so the state can better understand the animals.
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A Second Chance For A Father And Foster Son

As a young father, Horace Atwater Jr. grappled with a drug addiction. I "lost everything," he says, including his wife and two sons. Years later, he took in Adrian, who at 14 had already experienced plenty of his own hard times.
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GOP Lawmakers Greet Obama's Syria Step, But Urge A Leap

The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.

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