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Gilligan's 'The Professor' Has Died; Russell Johnson Was 89

Russell Johnson, the actor whose job it was to be the voice of reason and calm on an island of shipwrecked ninnies, reportedly died of natural causes at his home in Washington state. Johnson's role as the Professor on the 1960s comedy Gilligan's Island endeared him to audiences.
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For Obama And Senate Democrats, The Goal Is Mutual Protection

For President Obama and Senate Democrats, it's all about mutual aid. The president needs their support to achieve whatever of his remaining agenda he can get through Congress. They need him to help raise money for their re-election campaigns.
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On Eve Of Obama's Recommendations, Intel Panel Member Talks NSA

Audie talks with Richard Clarke, a former U.S. cybersecurity adviser and member of President Obama's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. On the day before the president is set to announce reforms to the government's surveillance activities, Clarke drops by to discuss the group's recommendations.
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Will Team USA's High-Tech Speedskating Suit Pay Off In Gold?

On Thursday, Lockheed Martin and the sporting goods company Under Armour unveiled long-awaited photos of the new U.S. speedskating uniform they're calling "Mach 39." Unlike other suits, it's not made entirely of smooth, slippery fabric to reduce air drag.
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U.S. Biathlete Gives Up Olympic Spot To Her Twin Sister

Lanny and Tracy Barnes competed on the U.S. Olympic team in 2006, and Lanny competed in 2010. This year, Tracy gave her spot on the team to Lanny, who was ill during the selection races and just missed qualifying. "The Olympics are about more than just competing," Tracy says.
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When It Comes To Cuts, Pentagon Claims An Eye On The Future

The Pentagon responds to backlash about the veterans pension cuts included in the proposed congressional budget deal. The cuts, which extend to survivors' benefits and special compensation for combat, have riled veterans groups and several lawmakers.
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West Virginia Chemical Regulations Stay Beneath The Microscope

The chemical spill from the Freedom Industries tank farm has raised questions around chemical regulatory procedures. For more information, Melissa Block speaks with Ken Ward, a reporter with The Charleston Gazette.
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Veterans Groups Speak Out Against Pension Cuts

Veterans groups are upset about the cut to military pensions in the proposed budget deal. They see it as a broken promise and a sign that veterans are considered politically expendable.
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The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a meeting with college presidents and organizations involved in raising the number of low-income students who pursue a college degree. No more than half of low income high school graduates apply to college right after graduation, compared to 82 percent for high-income students. The administration says it's intent on closing that gap.
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Republican Strategist Enters The Senate Race In Virginia

Republican Party strategist Ed Gillespie announced on Thursday that he's running for the Senate. He is taking on Mark R. Warner, the freshman Democratic senator and former governor of Virginia.

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