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Local man fights to find his father's killer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ryan Backman told a roomful of victim advocates Wednesday at the National Press Club about how his father Cliff laid dying tried to give a 911 operator a description of the man who shot him. Video Video
 
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Fuels made from corn actually worse than gasoline, study says
According to a new study, commissioned by the federal government, says that biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are actually worse than gasoline -- when it comes to global warming in the short term.
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Obama, family cause a small stir at DC Easter service
President Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation -- that were eager to greet him and his family -- to the front of the Washington, D.C. church on Sunday.
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Iran general urges Tehran to choose new UN diplomat
A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to choose a new envoy to the U.N., after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over his reported ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL pipeline
Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
First Lady to appear on May episode of ABC's 'Nashville'
Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. The first lady's office says she will appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama "Nashville" -- in an episode is titled "All Or Nothing With Me" set at Kentucky's Fort Campbell.
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.
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.
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
More than two-thirds of U.S. states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained four and-a-half year recovery.
White House makes economics focus of Asia trip
The White House is focusing President Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine will likely push regional security concerns higher on the president's agenda.
Britain's opposition party hires former top Obama adviser
Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited a former top adviser to U.S. President Obama, who was a key figure behind his two presidential victories, to help with its leader's election bid next year.
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