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Super Bowl Forces Nancy Pelosi To Pick A Team

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had to make one of the toughest decisions of her political career: Who to root for in the Super Bowl — the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers. Pelosi was born in Baltimore. Her late father was the mayor. But she represents San Franciscans in Congress.
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'March For Life' Rally Expected To Draw Huge Crowd In Washington

The annual march and rally gathers anti-abortion activists on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. It's now been 40 years since that decision was handed down.
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Dodgers Channel Close To Being A Reality

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time-Warner Cable are expected to announce a deal that would give the team its own channel. The cable giant would handle distribution and operations. The Dodgers channel would pay the team roughly $7 billion over at least 20 years.
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Foreign Investors Trade Dollars For U.S. Residency

Obtaining a U.S. visa can be pretty straightforward if you have $500,000. The EB-5 program grants foreigners permanent residency if they invest $500,000 in an American business and create at least 10 jobs. Despite its success, critics say the program pushes the rich to the front of the immigration line.
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After Years Of Estrangement, Eight Siblings Become A Family

Bryan Wilmoth grew up in a strict, religious household where all of his siblings either ran away or were kicked out. He was the first to go, after his father discovered he was gay. Years later, Wilmoth tried piecing the family back together and assuming the big brother role once again.
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Woman Who Sued To Reverse Combat Ban Was 'Stunned, Then Ecstatic'

Melissa Block talks to Col. Ellen Haring about the announcement of the end to the ban on women in combat. Haring is one of two women in the Army Reserves who filed a lawsuit last year against the Department of Defense seeking to reverse the ban.
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A Month Later, Many Questions Remain In Newtown, Conn.

Connecticut officials charged with responding to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School got their first briefing on the status of the investigation on Thursday. There are still big questions about Adam Lanza, the young man who killed 20 children and six adults at the school in Newtown, Conn.

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