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In Denver Taxis, Extra Eyes On The Street For Police

The Denver police are asking taxi drivers to help them catch criminals with a new bulletin alert system. In the months since the Taxis on Patrol program started, cabbies have helped police arrest hundreds of criminals, from carjackers to drunken drivers.
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How Far Apart On Iran Are GOP Candidates, Obama?

In some respects, the Republican presidential candidates' proposals aren't that far off from what the Obama administration is already doing. Still, there are some key differences: how much emphasis to place on talks; how closely to align U.S. views with Israel's; and how to signal that military options remain on the table.
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Ron Paul's In-It-To-Win-It Strategy Is 'Not Far-Fetched,' Campaign Manager Says

Ron Paul's caucus strategy took a hit in North Dakota on Super Tuesday. He had staked time, hope and money there, but Rick Santorum pulled out a win. Still, Paul's campaign continues to insist he is in the GOP presidential race to win the nomination in Tampa.
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Pro-Romney SuperPAC Spent Big On Super Tuesday

The superPAC spent nearly $6 million on largely negative ads last week, and still the candidate won Ohio's crucial primary by less than 1 percent. Experts can't measure the effectiveness of superPAC advertising. But some believe it is discouraging voters from going to the polls.
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1 In 3 Americans Is Having A Hard Time Paying Medical Bills

During the first six months of 2011, 1 in 3 people lived in a family that had trouble paying its medical bills within the previous year; was currently paying a medical bill over time; or currently had a medical bill the family was unable to pay at all. That's according to a new government survey.
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Sun Sends Solar Flares Speeding Toward Earth; Will Hit Thursday [VIDEO]

The sun ejected two huge solar flares Tuesday, and NASA says that we here on Earth will likely be affected somewhat by the magnetic fields and ionized gas that are now shooting toward the planet. But the phenomena might also bring aurora light shows to residents of the northern United States

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For Marco Rubio, VP Prospects Bring New Scrutiny

As his national profile has risen, the first-term senator from Florida has become a target for Democrats and advocacy groups who say he doesn't represent Latino voters. In Miami last week, a dozen young Hispanic men and women gathered outside Rubio's office chanting, "Rubio: Latino or Tea Partino?"
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Obama Talks Manufacturing In North Carolina

President Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday, where he talked about the manufacturing sector. Melissa Block talks with Scott Horsley about the event.
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'Little Free Libraries' Hope For Lending Revolution

Two Wisconsin men are on a mission to break Andrew Carnegie's record of creating over 2,500 libraries. They're enlisting the help of book lovers and artists in neighborhoods across the country to help reach that goal, one "Little Free Library" at a time.
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Pentagon Defends U.S. Policy Toward Syria

Key Senators pressed the head of the Pentagon on why the U.S. is not being more aggressive in trying to help rebels in Syria. But Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey both insisted that Syrian air defenses make the prospect of airstrikes — like those used in Libya — very difficult. They also said the opposition in Syria is too fractured to risk sending in arms, which could end up in the hands of extremists.

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