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'State Of The Union' Set For Feb. 12

As tradition dictates, the House speaker has invited the president. This year, Speaker John Boehner's office announced, the date will be the second Tuesday in February.
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Feeling Miserable? You're Not Alone, And The Flu Epidemic Has Yet To Peak

Across the nation, many Americans are suffering from an outbreak that has hit hard and hit early. Hospitals are jammed and many places are running out of vaccine. The flu's already been blamed for the deaths of at least 20 children.
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Lost Duffel Bag Returned To World War II Vet

Nearly seven decades ago, a young soldier from Indiana left his green duffel bag on a French battlefield in World War Two.This week it was returned to William Kadar. A teenager in France had found it in his grandfather's house.
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After Pot Skit, School Invites Jimmy Kimmel To Visit

The ABC TV host mocked Humboldt State University for its marijuana research program. He ran a fake commercial saying graduates could enjoy careers like dog walking or Occupying Wall Street. The university and student body presidents wrote a letter saying the skit was funny but unfair. Now the school has invited Kimmel to deliver its commencement address.
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FAA Orders Review Of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The new, high-tech planes have suffered a series of problems in recent days — from fuel leaks to a fire. Investigators are going to focus on the 787s' electrical systems and manufacturing processes, according to news reports. The planes won't be grounded. Boeing and the FAA say they're safe.
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Senators Exert Power During Confirmation Process

President Obama's second-term Cabinet is beginning to take shape — that is, if the Senate confirms his nominees. It only takes one senator to put the brakes on a nomination, or at least to slow it down.
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Major League Baseball Enacts Anti-Doping Policies

The new policies are being hailed as unprecedented in American professional sports. Starting next year, the league will be fighting the use of human growth hormone and testosterone, two allegedly popular banned substances.
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Consumer Electronic Show Highlights Home Technology

As more devices connect to the Internet, more companies are flocking to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dozens of them are hoping to bring all the appliances in your home online.

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