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Soldier Accused In Afghan Shooting Rampage To Plead Guilty

A lawyer for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales says the veteran of four combat tours will plead guilty in the deaths of 16 civilians to avoid the death penalty.
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Police Say Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To New York Mayor Bloomberg

Police say two anonymous letters were received — one in New York City and another at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of Bloomberg's nonprofit.
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'Soda Mouth' Can Look A Lot Like 'Meth Mouth'

Lesions on the teeth of crack and methamphetamine addicts have a lot in common with those on the teeth of people addicted to soda, a dental researcher writes in a case study. But even people who wouldn't consider themselves "soda addicts" are at risk of dental erosion, he says.
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Bachmann's Legacy: A Trailblazer, For Better And For Worse

The Minnesota lawmaker parlayed a cable-ready presence and unshakable, if often untrue, message to national stature.
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Former Justice Official In Line To Be Named FBI Chief

Two sources familiar with the search for a new director of the agency tell NPR that James B. Comey is in line to succeed outgoing chief Robert Mueller. Comey was the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in the George W. Bush administration.
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For Tuskegee Airman George Porter, Failure Was Not An Option

George Porter was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilots, and those who supported them, in American history. A mechanic during the war, Porter found ways with his colleagues to keep their planes airborne even as they were denied the tools needed to do their jobs.
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Public Employee Unions Take Issue With Immigration Overhaul

Workers on the front lines of the immigration system are raising concerns about the workload that would be created by the proposed changes. Some unions are calling on lawmakers to oppose a bill they say would make things worse, not better.

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