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Day in History: Congress Meets for 1st Time; "Heidi" Bowl; "I'm not a crook"

Posted: 11/17/2013 - on Nov 17 - In 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building... In 1968, NBC outraged football fans by cutting away from the final minutes of New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV adaptation of "Heidi" on schedule. The Raiders beat the Jets, 43-to-32... In 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Fla.: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."... In 1995, actor Tony Randall married Heather Harlan, an understudy in one of his plays. He was 75, she was 25...

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Lights Over Sweden Caught on Camera

Posted: 11/15/2013 - Videographer Chad Blakley shot his November 9 time-lapse sequence from Abisko National Park on the northern edge of Sweden. It was the latest in a series of videos he has shot during an unusually active period.

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Leaps for Love

Posted: 11/12/2013 - A British man who lost his wife a few months ago is proving love has no limits. The feisty senior is putting his own health challenges aside to take a massive leap for love.

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Olympic Torch Returns from Space Station

Posted: 11/11/2013 - A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts is back on Earth after a 3 1/2 hour journey from the International Space Station.

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US News: Health Care Squabbles; Christie; 'Whigs' Return? (not the hair); School Lice Issue Downgraded?; Tsunami Debris Overblown; Doolittle Raiders

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Republicans dissect Obama health care apology... Chris Christie - NJ and beyond... Philadelphia, a Democratic bastion, elects a Whig (as in political party)... Obama: US must continue updating Cuba policies... Probe: Police unit told to stand down at Navy Yard... Schools chief: No evidence Nevada shooter bullied... 4 hurt in S. California hot air balloon explosion... More lenient school lice policies bug some parents... NOAA: No giant floating island of tsunami debris... WWII Doolittle Raiders make final toast...

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World News: 10,000 Possibly Dead from Typhoon in Philippines; More Asian Bird Flu; Middle East, Africa, Asia Turmoil; World Chess Championship; Olympic Torch Spacewalk?

Posted: 11/10/2013 - Philippine typhoon death toll could top 10,000... Bird flu kills 13th person in Cambodia this year... US Navy carrier departing Persian Gulf region... Pentagon report shows spike in Afghan troop deaths... No nuclear deal between 6 world powers and Iran... Syrian rebels launch counteroffensive in Aleppo... Bombings around Iraqi capital Baghdad kill 5... Nigerian military kills 5 in Kano shoot-out... Lawyer, 2 police killed in Libya... Germans commemorate 1938's 'night of broken glass'... Women of the Wall celebrate their 25th anniversary... Chess world championship starts with quick draw... Olympic torch begins first-ever spacewalk...

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Day in History: "God Bless America"; Long-Distance; Sesame Street; Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks; Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on her CBS radio program. On Nov 10 - In 1951, customer-dialed long-distance telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called Alameda, Calif., Mayor Frank Osborne without operator assistance. In 1969, the children's educational program "Sesame Street" made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS). In 1975, the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.

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Making a Difference Overseas

Updated: 11/12/2013 - News 4's Rachel Yonkunas explains Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz's trip to China sparked humanitarianism.

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Whirlwind Hits Finland

Updated: 11/12/2013 - Strong winds and heavy rains battered western Finland on Tuesday, cutting electricity supplies to thousands of households.

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Miss Universe Contestants Compete in Moscow

Posted: 11/06/2013 - Eighty-six pageant contestants modeled their national costumes for the public at a shopping mall in Moscow on Sunday (November 3), ahead of the 62nd Miss Universe Pageant.

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