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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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This Day in History: Apollo 12 Manned Moon Mission Launched

Posted: 11/14/2013 - Most people can name the first two astronauts that landed on the moon: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but can you name the third and fourth men who landed there? Well, their mission launched on this day in history in 1969.

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Tips to Prevent Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Updated: 11/12/2013 - It's so easy and fast to shop online for the holidays, but online buyers beware - some scams prey particularly on online shoppers hunting for the best deal.

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IRS Warns of Phone Scam

Updated: 11/12/2013 - The IRS is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation, including recent immigrants.

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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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Business News: Stimulus Scale Back?; Harvard Deeper in Debt; Michigan Apples

Posted: 11/10/2013 - Economists differ on whether Fed will scale back stimulus based on jobs report... The shutdown's surprise effect on jobs numbers... Americans cut back on credit card use in September... Feds seek $864M from Bank of America over Countrywide loans... Harvard's soaring deficit... Bumper Michigan apple crop... Detroit bankruptcy trial wraps up...

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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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October Jobs Report Released

Updated: 11/08/2013 - U.S. employers went on an unexpected hiring spree last month adding more than 200,000 jobs. Maybe even more surprising, it happened during the 16-day government shutdown.

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President Obama Apologizes Over Lost Health Insurance Plans

Updated: 11/08/2013 - President Obama apologizes to the more than 3 million Americans who've lost their insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. This is after he promised no one would be forced off a plan they wanted to keep.

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4 World Trade Center to Open Next Week

Posted: 11/08/2013 - The 1,776-foot One World Trade Center is the marquee skyscraper at ground zero but the first office tower to open there will be its shorter neighbor 4 World Trade Center.

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Booster Seat Safety

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Finding the best car seat for your child can be a daunting task.

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Vonn Completes 1st Day of Downhill Training

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Lindsey Vonn eased into her first day of downhill training, holding back on her opening run simply to get used to cruising at that rate of speed again.

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