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NRA ad attacking Obama ‘ill-advised’

January 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the National Rifle Association’s senior lobbyists said an ad by the nation’s leading gun-rights group after a school shooting in Connecticut that refers to President Barack Obama’s children was “ill-advised.”
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Cold snap causing travel nightmares for Northeast

January 25, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Frozen cash machines and canceled classes marked another day of a cold snap gripping large swaths of the United States on Friday, with a winter storm threatening the Northeast’s evening commute.
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Stocks gain, boosted by P&G, Starbucks earnings

January 25, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday after Procter & Gamble and Starbucks posted strong earnings reports, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for its longest winning streak since 2004.
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S&P 500 heads for longest winning streak in eight years

January 25, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track to close above 1,500 for the first time in more than five years on bullish data from Europe and strong earnings reports.
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Tear gas and protests mark second anniversary of Egypt uprising

January 25, 2013
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Youths fought Egyptian police in Cairo and Alexandria on Friday on the second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought the election of an Islamist president who protesters accuse of riding roughshod over the new democracy.
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Obama names new White House chief of staff in shake-up

January 25, 2013
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Obama names new White House chief of staff in shake-up

Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough at an interfaith forum in 2011 (Cliff Owen/AP)President Barack Obama on Friday will formally announce that he has picked Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as White House chief of staff, part of a sweeping shake-up at the dawn of the president’s second term, an aide said.
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Honeywell profit tops Wall Street view on margin boost

January 25, 2013
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(Reuters) – Honeywell International Inc posted fourth-quarter earnings just above Wall Street estimates, reflecting the diversified U.S. manufacturer’s campaign to boost profit margins in the face of sluggish sales growth.
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Stock futures edge up, S&P 500 poised to extend rally

January 25, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures gained on Friday after Procter & Gamble reported a higher quarterly profit and as the S&P 500 looked set to extend its best winning streak in more than six years.
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Jindal delivers sweeping argument against Obama’s vision for country

January 25, 2013
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Jindal delivers sweeping argument against Obama’s vision for country

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Sports are a civil right for disabled, U.S. says

January 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking new ground, the U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options. The directive, reminiscent of the Title IX expansion of athletic opportunities for women, could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come.
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