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When The Twit Hit The Fan: 'I'm Still Here,' Colbert Says

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."
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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.
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Michigan Firefighter Safely Evacuates Snake

Residents of Muskegon need to look no further than firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach for all their snake-rescuing needs. He got a 6 foot snake out a burning house when others declined to help the reptile.
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Names Released Of 22 Missing Since Mudslide

Authorities say the death toll from the disaster stands at 24 and that some of those on the list of the missing may be among five bodies yet to be identified.
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Car Rolls Off Valet Parking Deck Into Gulf Of Mexico

A valet in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., took charge of a $23,000 car. Maybe he forgot to put the car in park. In any case, Channel 2 showed images of the car sinking in a slow and dignified manner.
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Why Burning Wood To Stay Warm Is Back In Vogue

It's partly because of the rising price of heating oil, but partly the desire for home energy independence. Either way, wood stove retailers and cut wood sellers are rejoicing.
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It's Illegal But People Get Fired For Talking About Their Pay

Women's groups say female workers can't know if they're being discriminated against if they don't know what others are paid. A bill would ban companies from retaliating if employees discussed pay.
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Big Thinkers Discuss How To Prevent Next Financial Crisis

Bankers, regulators and politicians met in Boston to discuss the future of the financial system. At issue: Why did regulators fail to prevent the crisis that pushed the country into recession?
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This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund

Credit card data breaches get a lot of attention, but payroll system data breaches can have even more damaging effects.
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For Native Americans, Losing Tribal Membership Tests Identity

For nearly 30 years, Jade Unger's family was embraced by a tribe. Then, in September, everything changed when the tribe's enrollment committee said they were enrolled in error.

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