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Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago
Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?
CBS admits error in Benghazi ’60 Minutes’ story
CBS News admitted Friday it was wrong to trust a “60 Minutes” source who claimed to be at the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the publisher of the source’s book on the incident has halted its publication.
New rule demands parity for mental health coverage
It’s final: Health insurance companies now must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases.
US Navy carrier departing Persian Gulf region
The U.S. is bringing an aircraft carrier home from the Persian Gulf region, the Defense Department said Friday, after keeping two of the warships there for months as the Obama administration considered a military strike on Syria.
Obama nominates White for federal judgeship in Missouri
Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White has been nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court again.
After Senate win, gay groups shift focus to Obama
Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.
Women heading to Navy Riverine combat jobs
Anna Schnatzmeyer’s face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.
US report card: Missouri’s scores hold steady
Missouri’s fourth- and eighth-graders are doing about the same on math and reading tests as they were two years ago and about average when compared with the rest of the country.
Russian fireball shows meteor risk may be bigger
Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.
Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate
The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans’ greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
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