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  1. In A Former Afghan Hot Spot, The Taliban Are Subdued For Now

    The Taliban have threatened to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election this Saturday. But in some areas where the group once wreaked havoc, the Afghan security forces are now in control.
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  2. How 2013 Became The Greatest Year In Gay Rights History

    George Takei introduced the viral video by saying it showed a "what the flock moment."
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  3. How 2013 Became The Greatest Year In Gay Rights History

    From the White House and the Supreme Court on down, gay rights advocates have won a string of victories this year. Many Americans remain opposed to same-sex marriage, but support for gays and gay marriage has been rising — particularly among young people.
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  4. Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to cut the size of the Army and to take steps that trim military pay and benefit costs. "We must now adapt, innovate, and make difficult decisions," he says.
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  5. eTown's Handmade Songs teen program accents songwriting process

    Listen to an exclusive acoustic performance by Avi Kolbrener, one of five aspiring musicians working with Boulder's eTown music organization to develop original songs.
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  6. What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

    Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the country's language divide.
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  7. Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP

    Officials here adopted the education standards early and could make Oklahoma the second state to repeal them. The battle pits allies against each other: Conservative Republicans and business leaders.
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  8. House Votes To Refer IRS Official Lois Lerner To Justice Department

    The House Ways and Means Committee voted to send the Justice Department a criminal referral over what they said was the former IRS official's "extreme bias."
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  9. Colorado improves on disclosing spending online

    A new report by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group Foundation gives the state a "B" grade on how transparent it is about spending.
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  10. Waters Will Flood Part Of Colorado River, For Just A Few Weeks

    Thanks to an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, water is flowing to 35 million people in both countries along the Colorado River Delta. At least for now.
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