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Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

Is One World Trade Center now the tallest building in North America, or does that distinction belong to the Willis Tower in Chicago? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organization that's based in Chicago, will make the final decision on Friday. One thing everyone can be sure of: There's only one.
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A Live Chat About God And Beer

The Salt will host a live chat with two people who are trying to build community around God and craft beer. Join our one-hour chat, which begins at 1 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 8.
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Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Facing criticisms that his new health care law is causing thousands of people to lose their insurance policies, President Obama issues an apology.
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School Named For Former KKK Leader Reconsiders Its Legacy

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla., was named decades ago for a Confederate hero — who was also the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. More than 160,000 people have signed a petition urging a name change, but the current name has also drawn passionate support.
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How Kennedy's Assassination Changed The Secret Service

The Secret Service made some immediate changes after the president's death 50 years ago this month: Open limousines were out. And it began taking a more aggressive approach to its advance work. Over the years, the service has established counter-sniper units, assault teams and surveillance units.
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Trim Recess? Some Schools Hold On To Child's Play

Schools nationwide are under growing pressure to add instructional time, and recess is often one of the first things to get squeezed — particularly in low-income districts. But some schools are pushing back, embracing play time and physical activity as central to learning.
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AFL-CIO Lets GOP Speak For Itself In New Immigration Ads

The union is running Spanish-language TV spots in Atlanta, Orlando, Denver and Bakersfield, Calif., in an attempt to pressure Republicans to pass an immigration overhaul.
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Doctors Slow To Embrace Recommended HPV Testing

A test for a virus linked to cervical cancer has been around for 10 years. But a lot of doctors still don't recommended it routinely for women. Female doctors are more likely to prescribe it than their males colleagues.
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Nick Bilton On Twitter's Creation Myth & 'Forgotten Founder'

Thursday's stock darling was an idea that came out of one man's loneliness. Bilton shares details of the betrayals and ousters during Twitter's earliest days.
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When It Comes To Public Opinion, More News Is Not Good News For NSA

New public opinion polls show distaste for National Security Agency surveillance does not break cleanly across party lines. Despite the administration's attempts otherwise, one new study finds that the more people know about the NSA, the more they dislike it.

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