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Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help

A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. The attack occurred at a wildlife refuge where the boy's father had taken his son for a canoe ride.
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Immigration Overhaul Seems On Track Despite Boston Tragedy

Did the Boston bombings slow or derail efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration system? Early indications are that it's on track.
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Half Of Guantanamo Detainees Now On Hunger Strike

The U.S. military announced Sunday that 84 of the 166 prisoners at the camp are on hunger strike; 16 of them are being force fed through tubes.
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Anthony Weiner Makes Twitter Comeback

The disgraced politician who resigned his congressional seat after sending sexual images to female followers on the social networking site — and then lying about it — rejoined Twitter on Monday. His first tweet was a link to a policy paper he authored.
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Airport Delays Raise Questions About Controller Furloughs

Some travelers faced delays Monday as furloughs of air traffic controllers began taking effect. Thanks to mandated federal budget cuts, the furloughs can't be avoided, the Federal Aviation Administration says. But critics want the Obama administration to cut some other part of the budget instead.
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Moving Out And Buying In: Single Ladies Emerge As Homeowners

Even though it's tough to purchase your own home in this economy, single women are making it work. After married couples, they're the largest demographic group of homebuyers. In fact, their share of the market is twice that of single men.
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Arraignment Of Boston Bombing Suspect Start Of Long Legal Path

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged today in his hospital room, is eligible for the death penalty.

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