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Court: Philly Doctor Guilty Of Murder In Late-Term Abortions

A Philadelphia doctor who performed abortions could face the death penalty now that he's been convicted in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient who had undergone an abortion.
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Latino High School Grads Enter College At Record Rate

Latinos are entering colleges and universities at higher rates than whites and blacks but still lower than Asian Americans. This is an all-time high for Latinos, according to a recent Pew Hispanic Center report. This is the result, in part, of a dramatic rise in the graduation rate among Hispanic high school students.
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Lawmakers Call For Hearings On IRS Scandal

The IRS scandal hands Republicans an unexpected opportunity to chide the Obama administration. It comes as the GOP's resurrected questions about how top officials, including the president, handled the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
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IRS Controversy Revives Questions About Tax-Exempt Issues

President Obama says it's outrageous that the Internal Revenue Service apparently targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny. Some say there has not been enough scrutiny of groups across the political spectrum that are tax exempt — yet which also advocate political causes.
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Justice Department Secretly Obtains AP Phone Records

The Associated Press is protesting what it calls a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its news gathering. The target of that wrath is the U.S. Justice Department, which secretly collected phone records for several AP reporters last year.
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Michigan Apple Orchards Blossom After A Devastating Year

The apple trees are heading for full blossom in Michigan, after a disastrous 2012 crop, when only 15 percent of the apples survived. But this year's harvest is expected to set records, as growers say they've had a chance to update equipment and the trees have stored up extra energy.
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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial On Robbery-Kidnapping Conviction

Simpson says the defense never told him of a plea deal offer and that his lawyer had a conflict of interest in the case.

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