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Dwayne Bowe, A Former Chief, Flies To Kansas City For Fan's Funeral

He plays in Cleveland now, but when Dwayne Bowe heard that Betty Johnson, his favorite fan in Kansas City, had died, he flew in to pay his respects.
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Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

"We're not some sort of developing country," Rubio said Thursday, opposing reauthorization of the agency that helps finance American companies overseas. "We're a developed financial sector."
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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

In one of the most protracted cabinet-level confirmation processes, 10 Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats in a 56 to 43 vote to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.
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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.
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U.S. Counterterrorism Operations Kill 2 Hostages Of Al-Qaida

President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike killed two hostages held by al-Qaida: one American and one Italian. Separate operations also killed two U.S. citizens who were members of al-Qaida.
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Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.
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Warren Weinstein, American Killed In U.S. Operation, Was Veteran Aid Worker

The USAID contractor was kidnapped in 2011 from his home in Pakistan just days before he was scheduled to leave the country. He spent much of his career in some of the world's toughest places.
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7 Lost American Slang Words

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.
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U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including An American

Two Americans who worked for al-Qaida were also killed in the counterterrorism operations in January, the White House said. The two hostages killed included an Italian who had been held since 2012.
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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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