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Obama Pardons 17 People; His First Pardons In More Than A Year

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President Obama, who has issued few pardons during his time in office, announced on Friday that he had pardoned 17 people convicted of mostly minor offenses.

The AP reports:

“No one well-known was on the list released by the White House. Some of the crimes drew light penalties in the first place — such as a North Carolina woman sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service for distributing satellite cable decryption devices.

“A dozen of the 17 had ...

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In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data

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Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in Pennsylvania, questioned the U.S. solicitor general about voting statistics during this week's arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.Enlarge image i

Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in ...

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Air Force Will Pay $50 Million To Service Gulfstream Jets

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A Gulfstream V jet sits on a Las Vegas tarmac. The U.S. Air Force announced a $50 million contract to maintain its planes Thursday.Enlarge image i

A Gulfstream V jet sits on a Las Vegas tarmac. The U.S. Air Force announced a $50 million contract to maintain ...

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Milwaukee Finds Its Missing Link; ‘Guido The Racing Italian Sausage’ Turns Up

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Guido the Racing Italian Sausage in action during Game Two of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011.Enlarge image i

Guido the Racing Italian Sausage in action during Game Two of the National League Championship Series between the ...

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U.S. Boss Offers Blunt Critique; French Workers Give Fiery Response

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French workers burn tires outside the Goodyear tire factory in Amiens, France, on Tuesday, after Titan CEO Maurice Taylor criticized French workers in a letter addressed to Industrial Renewal Minister Arnaud Montebourg.Enlarge image i

French workers burn tires outside the Goodyear tire factory in Amiens, France, on ...

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Dispatch From Poutine Fest, Chicago’s ‘Love Letter’ To Canada

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Missy Ruminski prepares The Peasantry's entry. Note that poutine is not only a delicious snack but also a source of light and warmth in the universe.Enlarge image i

Missy Ruminski prepares The Peasantry’s entry. Note that poutine is not only a delicious snack but also a ...

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Scientists Sift For Clues On SARS-Like Virus

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A new coronavirus looks a lot like its cousin SARS under the microscope, but it appears they're quite different when it comes to contagiousness.Enlarge image i

A new coronavirus looks a lot like its cousin SARS under the microscope, but it appears they’re quite different when it ...

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Millionaire Space Tourist Plans Manned Mission To Mars In 2018

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The proposed Earth to Mars trajectory.


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Germans Are Drinking Less Beer These Days, But Why?

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A waiter carries beer mugs during the 2012 Oktoberfest in Munich.Enlarge image i

A waiter carries beer mugs during the 2012 Oktoberfest in Munich.


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Home Sales, Consumer Confidence And Bernanke All On Positive Side

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Today’s economic indicators all point up:

— New Home Sales: There was a 15.6 percent surge in sales of new homes in January from December, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development say. That was the biggest one-month gain in nearly 20 years, according to The Associated Press. At an annual rate of 437,000, the sales pace was the strongest since July 2008. The data are another in a series of signs in recent months that ...

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Donations Pour In For Homeless Man Who Returned Ring He Got By Mistake

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Billy Ray Harris.


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Force Behind Race-Law Rollback Efforts Talks Voting Rights Case

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Edward Blum, director of the Project on Fair Representation, at his home in South Thomaston, Maine, on Nov. 9.Enlarge image i

Edward Blum, director of the Project on Fair Representation, at his home in South Thomaston, Maine, on Nov. 9.


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