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Gone With A Gunshot, His Little Sister Remains 'Eternally 8'

Home alone with his sister, Sean Smith, then 10, stumbled upon a .38 revolver. In a single cataclysmic moment, Smith's sister was dead — and in all the years since, he hasn't lived the accident down.
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For Pro Athletes, Knowing When It's Time To Call It Quits

Earlier in the season, many suggested Peyton Manning was through and should retire. He has since rebounded and will lead his Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl.
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7 Key Moments From Clinton And Sanders' 'Progressive' Debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off Thursday in New Hampshire and spent much of the time arguing over what it means to be a "progressive." It was their first one-on-one debate.
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Running For Baltimore Mayor, Activist DeRay Mckesson Draws Donors

The Black Lives Matter advocate entered the race on Wednesday night in a surprise move. Less than 24 hours later, he has raised almost $40,000 from nearly 700 donors.

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With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.
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Relatives Of Deceased Push For More Access To NYC Potter's Field

There's a little-known island that serves as a cemetery for the homeless, stillborn babies and unclaimed remains. But visiting the island is a challenge — even for families of the deceased.
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Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.
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Heading Into New Hampshire, GOP 'Front-Runners' Are Anything But

Republican establishment choice Jeb Bush was once the candidate to beat. No more: The success of Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio in the Iowa caucuses puts new pressure on the party mainstream.
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On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

It's been more than a year since the shooting of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests. Tension has dissipated in Ferguson, but some disagreements exist among residents about the best way forward.
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Maurice White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dies At 74

One of the musicians behind "September," perhaps the happiest-sounding wedding song of all time, died in his sleep. Verdine White announced the death of his "brother, hero and best friend."

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