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  1. Women Pass Marine Training, Clear First Hurdle To Combat Role

    For the first time, three women were among the more than Marines who graduated Thursday from the two-month combat training course. The U.S. lifted the ban on women in combat earlier this year. Now, the Marines are conducting tests to see if women have what it takes to actually serve in the infantry.
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  2. The European Union Says It Wants To Join The Drone Club

    Seven EU countries said they would form a club to produce military drones. The European project would join drones made by the U.S., Israel and more recently China.
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  3. Debate: Has The Right To Bear Arms Outlived Its Usefulness?

    Some argue that if Americans were writing the Constitution over again in 2013, it wouldn't make sense to include the right to bear arms. A group of experts faces off over whether Americans' Second Amendment rights are outdated in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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  4. Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life

    Men and women who were regularly munching on peanuts or tree nuts in their 30s and 40s were significantly more likely to reach their 70s, a study found. Researchers say they aren't sure why nuts promote longevity, but they think it has to do with how they affect metabolism and satiety.
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  5. Rockygrass Festival overcomes flood damage and announces 2014 lineup

    The Rockygrass Festival in Lyons, CO was hit hard by the floods of September. But the popular roots music event is planning on a strong comeback in 2014.
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  6. JPMorgan Says It Broke No Law. So Why Pay The $13 Billion?

    The banking giant has agreed to pay a record sum to the U.S. government over charges that it knew it was selling risky mortgage products. But it's not clear exactly what, if anything, the bank is admitting to — or if the government's case would have held up in a jury trial.
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  7. Number Of Homeless Declines Again, But Gains Aren't Universal

    Citing gains among veterans and the chronically homeless, a large government study reports continued progress. But nearly 20 percent of homeless people were in either New York City or Los Angeles, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And several states also saw an increase.
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  8. Prominent Virginia Lawmaker Stabbed, Son Shot Dead

    Creigh Deeds, a Democratic state senator in Virginia who was his party's 2009 gubernatorial nominee, is being treated for serious injuries. His son Gus is dead. Authorities are investigating the incident at the family's home.
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  9. Rescues and Cleanup Underway After Deadly Colo. Floods

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  10. Remember 'French Fries Cause Cancer'? Here's The Acrylamide Update

    Back in 2002, news that acrylamide, a carcinogen in animals, had been found in some foods set off a bit of a panic. Now the FDA has issued a new warning on the chemical in food. But here's the puzzler: In the years since that first scare, the human studies haven't really backed those initial concerns about cancer.
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