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No comment from White House on 'deport Bieber' petition
The White House has two words for those who want President Obama to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber -- No comment.
Aircraft spotted in Iran registered to Utah bank
An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran has been traced to a Utah bank, under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog.
High School teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
A Pennsylvania high school student has gotten himself into hot water for asking Miss America to accompany him to the prom, during a question and answer session at the school.
Illinois Medicaid program paying for dead clients, memo says
An internal Illinois government memo has found that state's Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.
Keystone XL pipeline supporters denounce latest delay
Republicans are denouncing the latest delay in the review process for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada -- a controversial process that has dragged on now for more than five years.
Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast US, CDC says
Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.
Colorado deaths stoke worries about edible marijuana
Two recent deaths in Colorado have stoked concerns about the state's recreational marijuana industry, and the effects of marijuana edibles that can be exponentially more potent than a typical joint.
Autopsy says Border Patrol agent shot man twice
An autopsy report, released Friday, said a Mexican man who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks.
Year after explosion, Texas town ponders new plant
Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are now contemplating building a new one -- calling it a crucial step in the town's economic recovery.
Gunman in shooting at USC gets 40 years-to-life in prison
A 21-year-old man was sentenced Friday to serve 40 years-to-life in prison, for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus nearly two years ago.
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