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Accidental Calls To New York City's 911 Add Up

A report says in 2010, 38 percent of 911 calls in New York City were accidental calls lasting just seconds. Most, according to the New York Daily News, appear to be calls made from pockets or purses. There were actually more of these calls than calls that warranted a response by a police car.
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Ohio Bill Would Ban Exotic Animals As Pets

Exotic animals are already restricted in many states. Lawmakers in Ohio are considering legislation that would ban dozens of exotic animals as pets. Among other things, owners would have to apply for permits for existing animals.
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Swing State Voters Mull Obama's Announcement

Some voters in Colorado are not happy about President Obama's decision to come out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
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Gays Welcome Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Gays and lesbians have been largely supportive of the Obama administration due to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act. But some had felt the president was moving too slowly on the issue of same-sex marriage.
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Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama has completed what he calls his "evolution" on gay marriage. After equivocating on the issue for more than a year, he now says same-sex marriage should be legal. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage makes it a prominent issue in the November election.
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Education Is Priceless But The Pricetag Is Hefty

A study indicates just half of college graduates, from 2009 to 2011, are finding work within a year. In the meantime, most grads have student loans to replay. Tim Maurer, a financial adviser in Hunt Valley, Md., talks to David Greene about the high cost of getting a college degree.
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Voters Unsure About Bachmann's Dual Citizenship

Former GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has been granted citizenship in Switzerland. A spokeswoman says Bachmann has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married her husband of Swiss descent in 1978.
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Cybersecurity Firms Ditch Defense, Learn To 'Hunt'

It's boom time for cybersecurity companies that specialize in going after Chinese hackers. The top competitors in the sector have been taking a nontraditional approach. Instead of focusing on protecting clients from malware, these firms are learning more about the attackers — and going after them.

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