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The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

January 20, 2015 - 9:53am

Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."

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White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

January 20, 2015 - 9:38am

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."

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Jury Selection To Start In Aurora, Colo., Mass Shooting Trial

January 20, 2015 - 8:36am

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the theater shooting in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury pool of 9,000 is one of the largest ever.

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State Of The Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

January 20, 2015 - 8:07am

The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?

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Beware Of Japanese Balloon Bombs

January 20, 2015 - 8:00am

During World War II, the Japanese aimed thousands of wind-borne explosives at North America. To this day, many have not been accounted for.

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Beware Of Japanese Balloon Bombs

January 20, 2015 - 8:00am

During World War II, the Japanese aimed thousands of wind-borne explosives at North America. To this day, many have not been accounted for.

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Islamic State, In Video, Threatens To Kill 2 Japanese Hostages

January 20, 2015 - 7:48am

In a message to Japan's prime minister, the group said it will kill the men unless it gets $200 million — equivalent to Japan's pledge in nonmilitary aid to countries facing threats from the group.

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State Of The Union: 5 Things To Watch

January 20, 2015 - 7:05am

The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda are slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?

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Obama, In Tonight's State Of the Union, Will Focus On Middle Class

January 20, 2015 - 6:48am

Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.

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IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

January 20, 2015 - 5:06am

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

January 20, 2015 - 4:03am

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

January 20, 2015 - 4:03am

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

January 20, 2015 - 3:18am

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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Despite Lower Oil Prices, IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts

January 20, 2015 - 1:44am

The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts over the next two years. It warned on Tuesday that weakness in most major economies will trump gains from lower oil prices.

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Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

January 20, 2015 - 1:03am

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. The Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Highway Overpass In Cincinnati Collapses; 1 Dead

January 20, 2015 - 12:14am

Interstate 75 was closed southbound after an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge collapsed, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

January 19, 2015 - 5:59pm

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.

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Paddle Boarder Who Wanted To See Orcas Gets An Up-Close Look

January 19, 2015 - 5:04pm

A pod of five orcas swam around — and even under — Rich German while he stood on his paddle board off of Laguna Beach, Calif. He videotaped the encounter.

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Suspected Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General Advising Syrian Troops

January 19, 2015 - 4:38pm

When a general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and several ranking members of Hezbollah were killed Sunday, they were within 10 miles of Israel's northeastern border.

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