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Bullock sweeps People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, taking home four trophies as the evening's top winner.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Obama ponders limiting NSA access to phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government's surveillance programs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Christie faces political fallout over traffic jam

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a news conference for Thursday, one day after emails and text messages revealed his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Pentagon chief in rare visit to nuke missile base

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, hoping to boost morale among the men and women who operate, maintain and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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NYC disability scam case spotlights advisers' role

NEW YORK (AP) — When dozens of former police officers and firefighters sought disability benefits, advisers provided a playbook for faking mental illness — how to describe daily routines of languishing dysfunction, flunk simple concentration tests convincingly, dress down for benefits interviews, even how to link their supposed symptoms to 9/11, prosecutors say.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Survey: US companies add 238K jobs, most in year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction. The figures are the latest evidence that the economy gained momentum at the end of 2013.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Messages link NJ governor's aide to lane closures

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Emails and text messages released Wednesday link a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie to traffic jams in a New Jersey town in September that appear to have been engineered as political payback against its mayor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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