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Two Major East Coast Bridges Will Close Today For 'Delicate Maritime Ballet'

A cargo ship carrying four huge cranes is set to squeeze under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Washington, D.C., and the Key Bridge outside Baltimore. Both spans have to close temporarily this afternoon as it passes under.
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Perennial College Student Collects Multiple Degrees

Michael Nicholson is working toward college degree No. 30. At 71, his degrees include library science and health education. Now he's going for a masters in criminal justice.
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DC Comics Objects To Ohio's Superman License Plate

The idea of Superman was conceived in Glenville, Ohio, back in the 1930s. But when a proposed Superman-themed license plate called "Ohio Birthplace of Superman," DC Comics and Warner Communications objected. Superman, they point out, was born on the planet Krypton.
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UPDATE: Sandusky Defense Rests; He Doesn't Testify

Closing arguments will begin Thursday in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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The Fed In 3 Phrases: Decoding Bernanke And Co.

The Federal Reserve ends its two-day meeting Wednesday by offering its assessment of the economy and then declaring its latest plan for making things better. Will the Fed's monetary policy formula offer another dash of Operation Twist or a dose of QE3? Read more about these key phrases and what they mean.
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NBA Finals: Miami Takes 3-1 Lead Over Oklahoma City

The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 Tuesday night. Game Five will be played Thursday night. The Heat's LeBron James has been suffering from a left leg injury.
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Romney's Every Town Counts Tour Ends In Michigan

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up a five-day, six-state bus tour called Every Town Counts. He was trying to show voters a more relaxed person than they've seen so far. Romney also honed his attacks against President Obama.
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Panel To Vote On Contempt Charges Against Holder

A House committee meets to consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Wednesday. Holder failed to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-trafficking operation. Rep. Darrell Issa met with Holder Tuesday in an effort to resolve difference over his panel's subpoena for the documents.

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