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World News: Venezuela Protests Increase; Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan Updates; Chinese Children Drown Skating on River

Posted: 02/23/2014 - Opposition, pro-govt rallies grip Venezuela... Rival protests clash in Brazil's biggest slum... Syrian Kurds capture town from Islamic fighters... Iraq elections loom amid violence... Turkish protesters denounce Internet restrictions... Afghan group confirms talks with Taliban faction... Pakistan helicopters kill 9 militants... 6 children drown while skating on river in China... Missing NH college student killed by train in Rome...

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Day in History: Polio Vaccine; Alamo; Guantanamo Bay; Iwo Jima; Eagles, Fleetwood Mac

Posted: 02/23/2014 - Today in History...on this date, Feb 23 - In 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated. In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to the United States. In 1945, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi. In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74. In 1978, at the 20th annual Grammy Awards, The Eagles won Record of the Year for "Hotel California." "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac won the Album of the Year award. In 2004, the finale of "Sex and the City" aired.

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Delta 4 Launches New GPS Satellite Into Orbit

Updated: 02/21/2014 - A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying an upgraded Global Positioning System navigation satellite is poised for launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this evening. Liftoff from complex 37 is targeted for 8:40 p.m. EST (GMT-5), the opening of a 19-minute launch window. Forecasters are predicting an 80 percent chance of good weather.

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Hearing Held On Birmingham Plane Crash

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Federal investigators are holding a hearing today to determine what may have led to last year's fatal UPS plane crash in Birmingham.

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US Biathlon Athlete Gives Up Spot for Twin Sister

Posted: 02/19/2014 - An American athlete from Colorado earned a spot on Team USA's biathlon team, but she gave it all up for a teammate she felt deserved to be at the games even more - her twin sister.

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Do You Love Your Mail?

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Do you love getting mail just as much as you like sending it?

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Fla. Lottery Scratch-Off Games Set New Record

Posted: 02/18/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Lottery reports that more people bought tickets for its scratch-off games last week than ever before in history.

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