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Liz Cheney Drops Senate Bid Due To Family 'Health Issues'

The former vice president's daughter split Republicans in Wyoming with her challenge to a fellow conservative, Sen. Mike Enzi. She also sparked a public family feud with her opposition to same-sex marriage.
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Tough To Make Ends Meet Even With Unemployment Benefits

Congress returns to Washington this week, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pledged the first item on the agenda will be restoring long-term unemployment benefits. Those benefits expired last week, and an estimated 1.3 million people stopped receiving checks.
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Dangerously Cold Weather Felt Across Much Of U.S.

Historically cold weather is moving through the Midwest. In some areas, forecasters predict the coldest temperatures since 1996.
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Automakers Join With Google To Offer Android Software

Google and big automakers including Audi, GM, Hyundia and Honda are creating an open automobile alliance. That is, a framework that will allow Google Android software to work with theses cars creating connected mobile experiences.
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Florida State Meets Auburn In Final BCS Game

College football's champion will be decided Monday night at the Rose Bowl. No. 1 Florida State plays No. 2 Auburn in the last Bowl Championship Series game. It will be replaced next year with a playoff.
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Wearable Technology Generates Buzz Before CES Opens

The largest show of gadgets, gear and anything electronic kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show is a glitzy, high profile opportunity for thousands of entrepreneurs and established companies to show off their newest stuff.
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Figure Skater With 'Happy Feet' Hopes To Clinch Spot In Sochi

With only two slots on the U.S. men's Olympic figure skating team, the competition is tough. But three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott — who has yet to deliver on the world stage — wants 2014 to be the year he takes a medal.
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An Honorable Last Wish For A Dying Marine

Hal Faulkner was kicked out of the Marines in 1956 for homosexuality. He's now terminally ill, and the Marine Corps expedited his dying wish to correct his status to "honorable discharge." Since the Pentagon changed its policy, tens of thousands of gay veterans are navigating a maze of red tape to correct their discharges status and gain access to VA benefits.
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Dental Coverage Deciphered, And The Latest On Sign-Up Deadlines

Children automatically get dental coverage through Affordable Care Act policies, and adults can buy dental insurance if they wish. That's one of the big changes under the health care law. And everyone has until March 31 to buy insurance and avoid penalties.
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Calif. Toxin Law Warns Consumers, But Can Burden Businesses

Proposition 65 requires businesses to post public announcements about toxic chemicals in in their products. The law has been on the books for more than 20 years, and though it protects consumers, some say lawsuits over compliance disproportionately affect small businesses.

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