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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
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Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.
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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.
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True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?
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The Art World Gets In On The Super Bowl Rivalry

Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl. They'll be on a 3-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.
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Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.
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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.
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Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.
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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

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