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House Republican Allen West: '78 to 81' Congressional Democrats Are Communists

Never one to shrink from controversy, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., says he believes scores of his Democratic House colleagues are members of the Communist Party.
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Zimmerman Arrested On Murder Charge In Martin Case; Will Plead Not Guilty

George Zimmerman, who says he killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense, has been arrested and will face a charge of second-degree murder, says State Attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating Martin's death.
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Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up

Experts say one of the biggest barriers to saving for retirement is psychological: It can be hard to save when retirement feels so far away. Now, new research has found a way around that barrier with technology that lets you "meet" a digital version of the person you're saving for — your retired self.
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2 Marines Killed, 2 Injured In Osprey Crash In Morocco

The Marines were part of an annual training exercise with the Moroccan military. The cause of the crash is still being investigated
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Quakes Caused By Waste From Gas Wells, Study Finds

The salty, toxic wastewater that's used in hydrofracking and other gas drilling is likely to blame for small earthquakes in the Midwest, a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey concludes. The water is pumped deep underground, where it lubricates faults and causes them to slip.
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Romney And Ryan: A Budding Political Bromance

One of the sharpest dividing lines emerging between President Obama and Mitt Romney is the budget introduced in Congress by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with its sharp cuts in domestic spending and lower tax rates. The Obama campaign likes to call it the "Romney-Ryan budget." And Romney hasn't objected.
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Film About Boy's Cardboard 'Arcade' Goes Viral

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have the story of a 9-year-old in Los Angeles who created an elaborate cardboard arcade and the filmmaker whose short video about him has gone viral.
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Charges Made In Shooting Of Fla. Teen

Audie Cornish talks to Kathy Lohr about George Zimmerman, the Florida man who has admitted to killing Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder.
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Justice Department Sues For E-Book Price-Fixing

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit on Wednesday against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to drive up the price of e-books. Three publishers — Hachette, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins — settled with the Justice Department. Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple remain as defendants.

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