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Obama Delivers Rare, Prime-Time Address From The Oval Office

President Obama tried to reassure a nervous nation following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. He also cautioned against a military over-reaction.
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FBI Still Connecting Dots In San Bernardino Mass Shooting

As President Obama addresses the terrorist threat, law enforcement and intelligence agencies are working to figure out the nature of the attack in California, and how to stop future incidents.
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Jimmy Carter Says He's Cancer-Free

Former President Jimmy Carter told his congregation on Sunday that his cancer is gone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Is This Congressman's 'Oversight' An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas is formally investigating a recent study on global warming. Smith calls the timing of the study's publication "suspicious," but many scientists call his tactics "bullying."
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Why Has The Death Penalty Grown Increasingly Rare?

Even though the public largely supports it and the Supreme Court has upheld it, just 27 people have been executed this year, almost the same number of fatalities from lightning strikes.
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Is It Safe For Medical Residents To Work 30-Hour Shifts?

Young doctors being trained at dozens of hospitals around the country are being asked to work up to 30 hours straight as part of a study. Critics say the study is risky and unethical.
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When Sen. Tim Scott Calls, Republican Candidates Show Up

The South Carolina senator has carved out a prominent role, hosting most of the GOP presidential hopefuls at town hall meetings in his state, with its crucial spot early in the primary season.
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In San Bernardino, The Disabled Are Left Without Their 'Extended Family'

The Inland Regional Center is closed as authorities investigate Wednesday's mass shooting, cutting off care for 30,000 people with developmental disabilities.
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Obama Calls On U.S. To Come Together, But Is Unable To Bridge Partisan Divide

Using a rare Oval Office address, the president called last week's deadly San Bernardino shooting "an act of terrorism" and outlined how the U.S. is working to combat the growing threat from ISIS.
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From Oval Office, President Obama Vows U.S. Will Defeat ISIS

"The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it," Obama said, aiming to calm American anxiety over the danger posed by the Islamic State. He warned Americans not to give in to fear.

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