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Special Ops Envisions 'Iron Man'-Like Suit To Protect Troops

The Special Operations Command, which runs the Green Berets and Navy SEALs, is teaming up with scientists and engineers to build a suit with more protection, a wearable antenna and computers that monitor wounds. They hope to have working prototypes within a few years.
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In Baseball, Punishments Often Come With An Asterisk

By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened. But in the league's history, even lifetime bans have sometimes translated into suspensions of less than a year.
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Running Program Uses Goal-Setting To Help Homeless

There are many programs to help the homeless: Shelters, soup kitchens and job assistance programs. Officials in Charlotte, N.C., are trying something else: Running programs.
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From Cops To Lawyers, Indian Country Copes With High Crime

The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. The U.S. attorney's office tries to take on the most violent crimes, but it often lacks enough evidence to prosecute. And because of antiquated tribal codes, the maximum Navajo court sentence is one year.
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FDA Issues First Standards For 'Gluten-Free' Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration has issued the first standards for what food companies can label "gluten-free." Audie Cornish speaks to Dr. Peter Green, the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, about the FDA announcement.
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Closing Arguments Begin In 'Whitey' Bulger Trial

Jurors in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial got to listen to several hours of closing arguments in a Boston federal courtroom on Monday. Bulger is the former mob boss accused of litany of crimes including racketeering, murder, extortion and money laundering.
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Wendy Davis Faces Uphill Battle If She Runs For Texas Governor

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, who famously filibustered a state abortion bill, spoke at the National Press Club on Monday about politics and her plans.
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Alex Rodriguez Among MLB Players Suspended For Doping

On Monday, Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on more than a dozen players for using performance-enhancing drugs. Twelve have accepted 50 game suspensions. Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014, pending appeal.
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NASA Marks Curiosity's First Year On Mars

One year ago, NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. We look at the science the mission has accomplished and the strange gravity anomaly engineers stumbled onto at the bottom of Gale Crater, where the rover landed.
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Fort Hood Shooter To Represent Himself In Court Martial

The court-martial of Nidal Hasan is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Hassan, an Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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