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MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby

MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby

January 1st, 2014 6:34 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Harris-Perry said her intention was to celebrate diversity, but the segment took an offensive turn when she asked her guests to talk about a photo showing Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 white grandchildren.

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Nations vie for clout in Arctic; US far from lead

Nations vie for clout in Arctic; US far from lead

January 1st, 2014 5:25 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — “On par with the other Arctic nations, we are behind — behind in our thinking, behind in our vision,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said.

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Best of the blotter: Animal instincts

Best of the blotter: Animal instincts

January 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by Rain Smith

The past year saw two women brawling over a pet monkey, a "very friendly pig" blocking traffic and an amorous dog knocking a woman from her porch.

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New year means new challenges for health care law

New year means new challenges for health care law

January 1st, 2014 1:40 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — This could be the year that things finally turn around for President Barack Obama's health care law.

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New US health law needs youth to sign up

New US health law needs youth to sign up

January 1st, 2014 1:38 pm by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Healthy young adults are so important to the success of the U.S. health care overhaul that takes effect Wednesday that both supporters and critics are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements.

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Nashville murder rate hits 50-year low with 43

Nashville murder rate hits 50-year low with 43

January 1st, 2014 1:37 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say the 2013 murder rate was the lowest in the 50-year history of the metropolitan government.

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Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

January 1st, 2014 1:35 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — The nation's first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday.

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Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

December 31st, 2013 11:57 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer

A Supreme Court justice on Tuesday blocked implementation of part of the new health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control.

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Meth labs found in Sullivan County home

Meth labs found in Sullivan County home

December 31st, 2013 10:27 pm by Wes Bunch

PINEY FLATS — A Sullivan County home was quarantined Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found an active methamphetamine operation inside.

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Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

December 31st, 2013 9:38 pm by Associated Press

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday night.

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