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Reinventing The Dwindling Middle Class May Take A Revolution

As the U.S. recovers from the Great Recession, one fact that's emerging is that while jobs are coming back, most of these jobs are either high- or low-paying jobs. Middle-class jobs are not coming back, and it's evident in towns across the Midwest like Lincoln, Ill.
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The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

Criminal lawyers increasingly turn to brain science to explain their clients' actions. It's a tactic that's kept defendants out of jail. But neuroscientists say scans can be easily misused or misinterpreted. Now judges must decide whether the evolving science is being used in a sensible way.
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Philippine Ex-Pats In Calif. Contribute To Typhoon Relief

California is home to one of the largest Filipino immigrant communities in the United States. It's also the center of a large fundraising and outreach effort for victims of Typhoon Haiyan that has ravaged the Philippines.
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Sen. Inhofe's Son Reportedly Killed In Plane Crash

Perry Inhofe, the 52-year-old son of Sen. James Inhofe, was an orthopedic surgeon for Central States Orthopedics in Tulsa.
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Record Number Of International Students Attend U.S. Colleges

Students from China, India, and South Korea make up 49 percent of all international students in the U.S. International students who come to the U.S. contribute more than $24 billion to the economy, according to an analysis released Monday.
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The First Estimate On Insurance Signups Is Pretty Darned Small

There's been a lot of speculation about how many people have signed up for Affordable Care Act insurance. The official number will be reported at the end of the week. But unofficial estimates are leaking out, including 50,000 reported today. That's far less than the 500,000 that the administration originally predicted.
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Atlanta Braves Shock Fans With Plan To Move To Suburbs

In a move that took many fans by surprise, the Atlanta Braves announced Monday that the team will move to the city's suburbs, where it will build a new stadium. The team's lease on Turner Field, the stadium that's been the Braves' home since 1997, will expire in 2016.
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Senate Votes To Send A Message Ahead Of Next Year's Election

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is bringing up bills that are putting Republicans on the spot — like a measure to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It's pre-election-year positioning — and Republicans are trying to do the same.
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Obama Honors Veterans And Promises Continued Support

President Obama's reached out to veterans Monday in a number of ways to mark the Veteran's Day holiday.
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'Honor Flights' Race To Bring WWII Vets To D.C. Memorial

More than 16 million American's fought in World War II. There's only about a million of them who are still alive and they're all older than 80. Hundreds are dying each day. A non-profit group has made it their mission to honor these remaining veterans by flying them to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial. The trip isn't something many veterans at this age can do — or afford — on their own. Since the first "Honor Flight" in 2005, groups in almost every state have followed suit and more than 100,000 vets have taken the journey.

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