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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show
CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights
Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.
House passes Ryan budget with big cuts
The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Gay marriage’s win streak tested in higher court
The gay rights movement’s winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples’ right to marry or halt their momentum.
Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors
Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Military: Marine fatally shot colleague at NC base
A Marine was in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.
Many ’Obamacare’ critics accepted its subsidies
Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from “Obamacare” even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law.
Next year’s high-skilled visas snapped up in days
Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year.
Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93
Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.
Investigators seek cause of fire that killed three brothers
Authorities searched the rubble of a burned-out farm house over the weekend for the cause of a fire that took the lives of three young brothers left home alone while their widowed mother worked the overnight shift at a direct mail company.
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