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White House: First daughters should be off-limits

Updated: 12/01/2014 - White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he was surprised a congressional staffer would use a Thanksgiving-themed event to criticize the first family. He says individuals who frequently speak publicly tend to be mindful of how their words are perceived.

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Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

Posted: 12/01/2014 - The president was making the announcements Monday from the White House during a series of meetings with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others.

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Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Posted: 12/01/2014 - Also pending are President Barack Obama's requests for money to combat Islamic State militants, battle Ebola and deal with unaccompanied Central American children who have crossed into the U.S.

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Deputy released from hospital after gunshot wound

Posted: 11/28/2014 - EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Putnam County sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital after being wounded by a shotgun blast during a call in central Georgia.

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Black Friday shoppers: Thanksgiving not for sales

Posted: 11/28/2014 - ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.

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SC prison system to offer video visits

Posted: 11/28/2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's prison system will soon allow inmates to conduct video visits with family members, in hopes of cutting down on repeat offenders.

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Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Scientists are racing to develop ways to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It has killed more than 5,600 people in West Africa, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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GA roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Officials say those driving should leave early and remember seatbelts. They say passengers who fly should double-check security rules and get to the airport with plenty of time before flights.

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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a factor in heart attacks and a variety of other illnesses.

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Go-ahead for Liberia Senate campaign despite Ebola

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Health authorities have said people still need to be mindful of Ebola at rallies. Polling places are supposed to provide buckets of chlorinated water for hand-washing and a pen for each voter to fill out his or her ballot.

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Nobel Prize for DNA discovery going to auction

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 million to $3.5 million on Dec. 4. Part of the proceeds will go to the University of Chicago, Clare College Cambridge, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island Land Trust and other local charities.

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Most expensive bottle of bourbon sold, money to charity

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold. Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, said he doesn't know of any other bottle that sold for that amount or higher. All of the money will go to a local charity.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Posted: 11/25/2014 - New government rules will require chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores -- and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines -- to post the calorie content of food "clearly" on their menus.

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