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  1. U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

    The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.
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  2. Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

    An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.
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  3. California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

    A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all prison inmates — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.
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  4. A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

    Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.
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  5. Video Purports To Show Beheaded Japanese Hostage

    The unconfirmed video was released after a deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakawa passed. It appears to change the Islamic State kidnappers' demands.
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  6. 'Tonight, We Turn The Page': Obama Lays Out 2015 Agenda

    "It has been, and still is, a hard time for many" Americans, President Obama said in Tuesday night's State of the Union address. "But tonight, we turn the page."
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  7. Iowa's Sen. Ernst Grabs Spotlight That's Often Proven Too Hot

    As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians — especially for the GOP during the Obama years.
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  8. Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

    The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
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  9. 'Blizzard-Like' Conditions Set To Hit Northeast

    A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas.
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  10. Shiite Houthi Rebels Tighten Grip On Yemen's Capital

    The rebels reportedly took charge of a military base that houses ballistic missiles, a day after they seized the presidential palace in Sanaa and shelled the president's house.
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