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Foreclosure Process Hammers Florida's Housing Market

As much of the country enjoys the start of a housing recovery, Florida is still being swamped by foreclosures. Experts blame the state's legal process, and they say it will be awhile before the housing market is fully rebuilt in the Sunshine State.
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Power Outage Temporarily Throws Super Bowl Into The Dark

Part of the Superdome in New Orleans lost power during the third quarter, delaying the game for more than 30 minutes. The cause of the outage is still being investigated, the NFL says.
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Home Care Aides Await Decision On New Labor Rules

The industry has changed rapidly, but amendments exempting the workers from minimum wage and overtime pay have not. The Obama administration has yet to formally approve new rules, though the president has come out in favor of them.
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Wood Stork's Endangered Status Is Up In The Air

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife may upgrade the wood stork's status from "endangered" to "threatened." But some environmentalists and the Audubon Society says that in south Florida, the bird's population is still a long way from reaching a full recovery.
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Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.
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Keeping Those Jerseys Unwashed For The Big Win

On Super Bowl Sunday, there are likely a lot of unwashed Ravens and 49ers jerseys around. It's just one of many superstitions sports fans cling to in the belief it will bring their team victory. But superstitions may also be beneficial from an evolutionary standpoint.
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Man Charged In Death Of 'American Sniper' Author

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man were killed at a gun range in Texas on Saturday. The alleged shooter was arraigned Saturday on two counts of capital murder.

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