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Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility

Gov. Jay Inslee gets the call that between 150 and 300 gallons of toxic sludge are leaking from a single-shelled tank every year. There are dozens of these tanks holding waste that have outlived their life spans.
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Coroner Says Dorner Died From Single Gunshot To Head

At a news conference, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon revealed new details about the final showdown with ex-cop Christopher Dorner that left one deputy dead and another seriously wounded. It's unclear whether the wound was self inflicted.
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In Hometown Visit, Obama Advocates 'Common Sense' Approach To Guns

President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address the scourge of gun violence that's plaguing that city and so many other parts of the country. It was one of several trips the president made this week to promote his second-term agenda.
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Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged With Illegally Spending Campaign Funds

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is expected to plead guilty on campaign finance charges. He is accused of diverting about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
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The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras: A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

The baby dolls were born from racial segregation in New Orleans in 1912. A group of African-American prostitutes decided to express themselves through dance and costumes, challenging taboo by parading during Mardi Gras.
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In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier

Tracy Johnson lost her wife to war, but she didn't lose her family.

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