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After Crime, Punishment Awaits Ex-Gov. Blagojevich

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Rod Blagojevich's days of reckoning arrive Tuesday when a federal judge opens a sentencing hearing for the disgraced former Illinois governor on 18 corruption counts, including trying to auction off President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

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Sandusky Lawyer: Ready To Question Alleged Victims

Posted: 12/06/2011 - The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says he's prepared to question any alleged victims who testify at the former Penn State football coach's preliminary hearing next week on child sex abuse charges.

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High Court Mulls Suit Over Cheney Event Arrest

Posted: 12/05/2011 - A chance encounter with Vice President Dick Cheney at a shopping center in Colorado allowed Steven Howards to express his disgust with the Iraq war and touch Cheney on the shoulder. It also led to Howards' arrest by Secret Service agents. Five years later, Howards' claim that the agents detained him because of his criticism is the subject of a lawsuit that the Supreme Court could hear. The justices could say Monday whether they'll take the case.

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Cuts To First-Class Mail To Slow Delivery In 2012

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Unprecedented cuts by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will slow first-class delivery next spring and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.

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Calif. Man Who killed 25 Farmworkers Up For Parole

Posted: 12/05/2011 - A California man who once was the nation's worst known serial killer is up for parole, four decades after the mutilated bodies of 25 farmworkers were unearthed in orchards north of Sacramento.

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Ma, Diamond, Streep Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Meryl Streep received her next film assignment over the weekend from a friend -- to play the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in a future film -- as Streep and four others were saluted with the Kennedy Center Honors.

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As Nomination Voting Nears, TV Ad Wars Get Intense

Posted: 12/02/2011 - Less than five weeks before voting begins in the 2012 presidential contest, the Republican candidates are stepping up their presence over the TV airwaves and online. Super PACs have been running ads, and the Democratic National Committee is doing its best to try to weaken a leading GOP contender, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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GM Willing To Buy Back Volts

Posted: 12/01/2011 - General Motors will buy Chevrolet Volts back from any owner who is afraid the electric cars will catch fire, the company's CEO said Thursday.

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Obama on AIDS: "We Can Beat This Disease"

Posted: 12/01/2011 - The President pledged U.S. support to help 6 million people in countries hardest hit by the virus get access to treatment by the end of 2013.

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