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Richard Branson Fails To Get Led Zeplin Back Together

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:48am

The Virgin Atlantic billionaire reportedly offered the group $800 million. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a "Whole Lotta Love" for the idea.

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Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:40am

A couple in Berryville, Va., removed paint from a stairwell in their house. They found graffiti from the 1860s that Confederate soldiers had drawn of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:49am

As many as 48 students reportedly died in the attack came during a morning assembly Monday. It's being blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram.

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Suicide Bomber In School Uniform Targets High School

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:31am

A suicide bomber attacked a secondary school in the violence-torn region of northeast Nigeria. Dozens of students are reported to have been killed.

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Will Jeb Bush Run For President? His Brother Says Maybe.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:23am

George W. Bush says there's a good chance his brother will run for president in 2016. And he also thinks his family name shouldn't hold Jeb back if he does.

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Study: Detergent Pods Harm Children Who Play With them

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:31am

A study by an association of poison control centers warns that new laundry detergent pods pose a serious risk to kids who think they are candy.

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Referndum's OutcomeIndicates Catalonia's Desire For Independence

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of breaking away from Spain. But the result won't be recognized — the Spanish government considered the vote illegal.

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Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Last week was tough for President Obama. After elections, Republicans took control of the Senate and added seats to the House. As Congress comes back into session, things might not be much better.

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Released From North Korean Prison, Kenneth Bae Reunites With Family

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Kenneth Bae, one of two American captives released by North Korea over the weekend, is back home in Washington state as his family and community celebrate his return.

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Pyongyang Releases 2 U.S. Citizens Who Were Held For Months

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Two Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea have returned to the U.S. They were freed after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper went to North Korea to negotiate their release.

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Burger King Opens Restaurants In India

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on Burger King opening restaurants in India.

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Near Old Border Of East Germany, A Reminder Of Despair

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

The Berlin Wall divided many German families, and their anguish was visible at the "Palace of Tears," the nickname for the Berlin railway station that was the main crossing between East and West.

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Confirmation Of Mexican Students' Deaths Touches Off Protests

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Violent protests broke out over news that the students had been killed, burned and their remains tossed in a river. The announcement that the case was solved didn't quelled public outcry.

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Examining Complications To U.S. Goals In Syria

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

A U.S.-led coalition is targeting Islamic State militants. Obama says he's not trying to "solve" Syria's war, a far cry from efforts made to negotiate an end to the war or build up the rebellion.

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Obama Leaves Election Results Behind, Travels To Asia

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama is in Beijing — kicking off a week-long trip that will also take him to Burma and Australia. The overseas trip comes on the heels of last week's domestic drubbing for the Democrats.

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