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Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."
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When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.
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Tragedy In California: Truck Hits Bus Full Of Students

At least 10 people died and several dozen were injured when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus. The high school students and chaperones were going to visit a Northern California college.
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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.
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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.
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What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

In the coming years, U.S. Army rolls could drop to their lowest level since World War II. Some think a leaner force can meet the challenges ahead; others say the U.S. will face unacceptable risks.
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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.
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Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.
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Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.

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