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New York OKs Wallenda To Cross Niagara Falls

Nic Wallenda, who grew up in the family of famous Flying Wallendas, has gotten special permission from New York officials to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls. He says his dream is "to walk down through that mist and walk back out."
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Knicks Star Jeremy Lin Captures Big Apple's Heart

The point guard was an unknown bench warmer for the New York Knicks until a few weeks ago. But after a series of breakout performances, the Taiwanese-American Harvard graduate is the toast of the town.
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'Underwear Bomber' To Be Sentenced In Detroit

The man who tried to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day in 2009 is set to be sentenced in Detroit Thursday. That case fundamentally changed the way terrorism cases will be prosecuted in this country. The presumption now is that foreign terror suspects will be tried in a military court rather than federal criminal court.
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Romney Family Legacy Lost On Younger Mich. Voters

GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney is campaigning in Michigan, where he was born. Romney's father was beloved — both as president of a car company, and as Michigan's governor. But that was decades ago, and a new generation feels less devoted to the Romney name.
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Former Rutgers Student Faces Hate Crime Trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Friday in the trial of Dharun Ravi. The former Rutgers University student is charged with using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide. Ravi faces 15 counts. The most serious charge, bias intimidation, is a hate crime, which carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.
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Apple Urged To Fix Apps That Access Address Books

Apple is under pressure by consumers and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to enforce its rules when it comes to iPhone apps that upload users address books. Several social media apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, can gain access to a phone's address book, and users often aren't warned what's happening.
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House Republicans Mull Ways To Fund Public Transit

It's estimated the nation faces a $3 trillion backlog in unmet road and transit needs. Since the Reagan administration, public transit has been funded from the same revenue stream as roads and bridges. Now there's a movement to fund public transit with revenue sources other than the gas tax.
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Iowa Honors China's Xi Jinping With Gala Dinner

China vice President Xi Jinping first encountered America through the eyes of Iowans. In 1985, he was just a mid-level Communist Party official on an exchange trip to the Hawkeye State. At a formal dinner Wednesday night, he fondly remembered his initial visit to America.

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