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Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site

After multiple meetings about whether to renovate, rebuild or relocate, town leaders voted to tear down the elementary school in which 26 children and educators were killed in a mass shooting in December.
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IRS's Tea Party Scrutiny Adds To Conservatives' Case Against Obama

The targeting by IRS workers in Cincinnati of the filings of conservative groups for added scrutiny was an innocent mistake, said an agency official who apologized. But President Obama's critics see more nefarious motives in the action.
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How Swedish Malort Became Chicago's Mascot Bitter Drink

After Swedish immigrants moved out of the city, the traditional Swedish spirit was adopted by different ethnic groups. Bartenders eventually rediscovered the bitter spirit, too, and have helped to fuel its revival in Chicago.
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On Military Sexual Assault Issue, A New Era for An Old Committee

Women on the Senate and House Armed Services committees are leveraging their clout in response to the problem of sexual assaults in the military.
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White House Denies Any 'Substantive' Edits To Benghazi Memo

White House press secretary Jay Carney says the only changes to the talking points used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice were to wording describing the Benghazi mission.
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Boston Bombing Suspect Buried In Secret At Virginia Cemetery

After a funeral director's two-week ordeal to find a place that would accept his body, Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried at a Muslim cemetery in central Virginia.
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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Mother And Son Listen To The Past

In 1996, after 12 years living in the foster care system, Melissa Rodriguez recorded a diary about getting pregnant and becoming a mother. Now, her son Issaiah is a teenager, and she shares her teenage diary with him and reveals things about her past that she's never mentioned.

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