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ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified

The masked man who appeared to behead hostages in videos for the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been revealed. Known in the media as "Jihadi John," his real name is Mohammed Emwazi.
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House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.
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Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson

The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up — relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.
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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.
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Slurpee Waves Roll Ashore On Nantucket's Coast

In Massachusetts, where it's been very cold, the waves coming ashore on the island of Nantucket are partially frozen. Photographs of the waves make it seem like a big Slurpee is about to hit land.
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Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

The group has been meeting for months to find compromise on whether local governments should be given more say when drilling is proposed near residential and urban areas.
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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.
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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.
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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.
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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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