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Senate Republicans block Hagel vote

Published: February 14, 2013 6:17 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Then Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) speaks on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington. President Barack Obama has nominated Hagel as his next defense secretary. (June 26, 2008) WASHINGTON – Republicans have, for now, blocked Chuck Hagel‘s nomination to become defense secretary. The Senate came up ...

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Pope Benedict's retirement exposes papal secrets

Published: February 14, 2013 6:51 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Pope Benedict XVI in this file photo. VATICAN – For an institution devoted to eternal light, the Vatican has shown itself to be a master of smokescreens since Pope Benedict XVI‘s shock resignation announcement. On Thursday, the Vatican spokesman acknowledged that Benedict hit his head and bled ...

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Miss America pageant returns to Atlantic City

Published: February 14, 2013 5:32 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts as she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – There she is, Miss America, headed back to Atlantic City. The Miss America pageant, a staple in Atlantic City for decades before it ...

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