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Kenneth Bae’s mom visits him in prison hospital

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North Korea | At a hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday, Myunghee Bae cried as she hugged her son Kenneth Bae for the first time in 11 months. They had 90 minutes…

Shutdown pain: Selective closures at the USDA

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Government | Crazy ways the Obama administration is maximizing the shutdown pain

Obama administration backpedals on park shutdowns

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Government | On Thursday, the Obama administration changed its tune about allowing states to reopen federal parks with their own funds, following pressure from at least…

Back to ‘flipping eggs and making beds’ for innkeeper who defied shutdown

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Government | After facing accusations of resorting to what some have called “gestapo tactics,” the National Park Service (NPS) might be loosening its grip on…

Obama selects a ‘dove’ to head the Fed

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Economy | While some are rejoicing over President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, many conservatives…

Pedaling cross-country for clean water

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Faith & Inspiration | Petite and full of explosive smiles, 70-year-old Shirley Adams breezed into a Chico, Calif., café one morning in September carrying a basket on her arm.

Are veggies more important than abducted children?

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Newsworthy | The Obama administration decided the government was too poor to alert the nation to child abductions, but flush enough to encourage children to eat more salad…

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah crisis

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah crisis

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Religion | Hobby Lobby is under fire from the Jewish community for not carrying Hanukkah decorations or Bar-Mitzvah-related cards.   The outrage began after blogger…

N.C. church asks for prayers after bus crash kills eight

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Newsworthy | Six members of a church in Statesville, N.C., and two others died yesterday after a horrific crash in eastern Tennessee involving a church bus, an SUV, and a…

Author Tom Clancy dies

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Obituaries | Best-selling novelist Tom Clancy, whose spy thrillers made him one of the most popular writers of the last three decades, died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital…

Chris Christie’s reluctant fight against same-sex marriage

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Homosexuality | A New Jersey judge ruled on Friday that the state must allow gay marriage, contrary to existing state law. Civil unions have been legal in New Jersey since…

Virginia school deems airsoft guns a threat to student safety

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Education | Seventh-grader Khalid Caraballo was playing with friends in his front yard when a passing driver called 911 and reported them to the local Virginia Beach…

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