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Fort Hood Purple Heart Ceremony Honors Survivors Of 2009 Shooting

The military handed out nearly 50 awards Friday at Fort Hood in Texas. They were for the dozens of people who survived a deadly shooting rampage on the Army post in 2009. The Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom medals came after years of lobbying.
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Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy For 2016 Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her intention to run for president Sunday. It will be her second run, and a very different campaign is in store.
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General Electric To Sell Majority Of Finance Arm, Real Estate Holdings

The sprawling conglomerate General Electric is radically paring down its business, ditching most finance and real estate operations.
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Lauren Hill, NCAA Basketball Player Who Battled Cancer, Dies

The 19-year-old freshman at Mount St. Joseph University died Friday from brain cancer. Her nonprofit foundation has helped to raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research.
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What's Bigger: Yemen Or Virginia? There's An App For That

A website lets you compare countries around the world to your home state. You can check out other stats, too, from lifespan to income to free time.

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.
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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region have forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.
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Tiny Territories Mingle At MicroCon; Passports Optional

In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Molossia, Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library in California.
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President Obama Spoke To Raul Castro By Phone; Leaders May Meet Today

It's only the second time in the past 50 years that the heads of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken. The two leaders are expected to meet Friday, at a regional meeting in Panama.
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Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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