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Nevada Judge Rejects New Trial For Jailed O.J. Simpson

The judge said the fallen football great is not entitled to a new trial for his 2008 convictions for armed robbery and kidnapping. Simpson is serving a sentence of nine to 33 years in the crimes.
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Judge Suspends Sentencing Of Would-Be Bomber After NSA Revelations

The sentencing of a Somali-American man convicted of trying to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., in 2010 is in limbo. The hold comes days after the Justice Department notified his lawyers that part of the case against him had been "derived from" secret NSA electronic surveillance.
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SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

By a margin of 77 votes, residents of the Seattle suburb of SeaTac have approved a $15 minimum wage for workers in and around its international airport, officials say. The measure faces a recount and other challenges.
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Obama Helps 2014 Democrats One Way He Still Can — With Cash

While vulnerable congressional Democrats might politely decline a local appearance by President Obama on their behalf, the money he's raising for their campaigns is an entirely different matter.
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Dozens Of Haitian Migrants Reported Dead After Boat Capsizes

U.S. Coast Guard crews scrambled to work with Bahamian forces to rescue more than 100 survivors Tuesday. The Coast Guard says the craft ran aground in the Exuma Cays.
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The Stock Market Loves The Fed For Now, But Can It Last?

Major stock indexes have shot to record highs in the U.S. this year, gaining more than 20 percent, and yet economic growth remains at disappointing levels. A lot of analysts say the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts are behind the stock boom and a possible bubble.
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Still A Teenager, Freed Cartel Killer Will Leave Mexico For U.S.

Three years after the startling arrest of a 14-year-old for acting as a gang's assassin in Mexico, the boy, now 17, is reportedly heading to the United States, according to media and government reports. Edgar Jimenez, nicknamed El Ponchis — "The Cloak" — is a U.S. citizen who was born in San Diego.
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The Misery Of Holiday Travel, In One Real-Time Map

As sleet, snow and rain batter parts of the country, here's a real-time look at the collective suffering of holiday travelers.
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Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies

Voters in three Colorado communities passed measures this month limiting the practice of hydraulic fracturing. A close vote in a fourth community means a recount next week. Companies say the measures are creating an uncertain business environment.
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Supreme Court Takes Challenge To Obamacare Contraceptive Rule

President Obama's Affordable Care Act will be back before the Supreme Court this spring. This time, the issue is whether for-profit corporations citing religious objections may refuse to provide contraceptive services in health insurance plans offered to employees.

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