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Families Suffer Through Chicago Morgue Backlog

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office was so far behind in burials for the poor that bodies have been stacking up, making it difficult for some to find or view their deceased loved ones. "It's an unimaginable pain, what these families have gone through," says one local pastor.
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Lawmaker Leading Probe: 'Someone Needs To Go' At Justice Over Fast And Furious

The Republican leading a yearlong investigation into the failed gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious acknowledged that the probe has turned up no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder approved the idea. Other GOP lawmakers Thursday threatened Holder with contempt of Congress.
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Life Imitates Art In 'Groundhog Day' Town

It's been 20 years since actor Bill Murray woke up to Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" in the movie Groundhog Day. Each year, the town of Woodstock, Ill. — where the movie was filmed — relives the experience.
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Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy?

The relatively clean gas is replacing dirty coal-fired power plants. That's good news for the environment. But in the long run, cheap natural gas might delay the transition to even cleaner sources of energy, such as wind and solar power.
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FAA Funding Bill Reaches Finish Line

After four years of wrangling and one shutdown, the beleaguered Federal Aviation Administration will soon get a bill of its own. The bill would give it long-term funding for airport construction, expansion and NextGen — or modernization of the air traffic control system from one based on radar to one based on GPS satellites. Congress has resolved long-simmering issues about unionization, not to mention landing slots and rural subsidies.
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Obama Draws On Faith At Prayer Breakfast

President Obama spoke to a bipartisan crowd at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday and cited the biblical injunction to speak up for those who are destitute.
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Trump Endorses Romney In Surprise Shift

In Las Vegas Thursday, Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump. Trump's endorsement comes one day after the former Massachusetts governor stirred up controversy — on the left and the right — by saying he's "not concerned about the very poor."
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Super Bowl Ads Now Target Two Types Of Screens

Some people watch the Super Bowl for the ads. And this year, a lot of them have been online for days before the game. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times talks to Audie Cornish about the ads and how many of them are taking advantage of people watching TV with phones or tablets in their hands.
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Indianapolis Examines Its Football Identity

Indianapolis is hosting the Super Bowl this Sunday where the Patriots will face the Giants. Indianapolis' home team, the Colts, had a miserable season and now the franchise is at a crossroads.

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