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Inauguration Package Includes Social Media Butler

Some Washington, D.C. hotels offer luxury packages for those attending President Obama's inauguration. The Madison Hotel offers one for $47,000. It includes four nights at the hotel, a car and driver, a shopping spree and the services of a social media butler.
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Baseball Writers Vote For No Hall Of Fame Candidates

The Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 will not have any new inductees from the ranks of the recently retired. That's despite a list of candidates that includes Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
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Obama To Nominate Jack Lew As Head Of Treasury

President Obama will nominate his Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be the next Treasury Secretary. Lew is a budget expert who could hit the ground running as the treasury tries to cope with a looming debt ceiling, automatic spending cuts and the ongoing push for long-term deficit reduction.
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Helping The Disabled, 'I Get To Be Santa All Year'

Bill Sand of Cincinnati has made it his mission to help those who need assistance. Sand spends most of his free time crafting, creating and building gadgets to help the disabled enhance their lives. He volunteers for the group May We Help.
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Conn., N.Y. Governors Want Tighter Gun Control

In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, come ambitious new efforts aimed at gun violence both in Connecticut and neighboring New York state.
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Obama Wants Urgent Action To End Gun Violence

Vice President Joe Biden is tasked with coming up with recommendations to stem gun violence. On Wednesday, he met with gun control advocates. Next he meets with backers of gun rights.
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The North Dakota Town Where A One-Bedroom Apartment Rents For $2,100 A Month

The strange troubles of a small town where an oil boom has driven unemployment below 1 percent.

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