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  • Ex-LAPD Officer, Who Vowed Revenge, Suspected In Murders
    A manhunt is underway in Southern California for a former LAPD officer considered armed and extremely dangerous. Christopher Dorner is suspected of killing three people. Dorner was fired from the force in 2008 and vowed revenge.
  • New Hampshire Wants Voting Oversight To End
    A conservative public interest group is protesting a deal between New Hampshire and the U.S. Justice Department that would remove the state from special federal oversight. Justice Department officials say the deal is evidence the voting rights laws under Supreme Court challenge work. Conservatives say it's a ploy.
  • Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Icon Tego Calderon Mixes Prose And Politics
    The legendary rapper is responsible for some of Latin hip-hop's most danceable music. His lyrics also advocate for the Puerto Rican independence movement.
  • 'Side Effects:' This Thriller Is 'Deliciously Complex'
    The movie stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum. Our critic reviews Side Effects, which director Steven Soderbergh says might be his last.
  • Trombonist Paul Tanner Dies At 95
    During his career, he played for Glen Miller and the Beach Boys among others. From the Greatest Generation to the Baby Boomers, Tanner's music spanned the ages.
  • Even Without Earmarks, Tax Breaks And Special Deals Fill Bills
    Congress likes to say it doesn't do earmarks anymore. And while that may be true, it's also a fact that targeted provisions are still useful in moving legislation — even critical legislation like the bill that pulled Washington back from the fiscal cliff last month.
  • In A Diverse World, Grammy Sticks To Its Values
    The nominees may seem to reflect our era of infinite playlists, but where the Grammys are concerned, some surprisingly traditional ideas still endure.
  • Spain's Wind Farms Break Energy Record
    For the first time, electricity production from Spanish wind mills topped that of nuclear, coal and solar. Spain's location in the south of Europe means it's endowed with lots of sunshine and clear windy skies — which it's put to use becoming a leader in renewable energy.
  • Do Boeing Engineers Have Enough Leverage To Strike?
    Boeing engineers in the Pacific Northwest are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The labor dispute is playing out against a dramatic backdrop. The engineers are needed now more than ever to help fix the batteries on Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner.
  • Year Of The Snake To Take Over For Year Of The Dragon
    Skies in many parts of Asia will be lit up with fireworks to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Sunday marks the start of the Year of the Snake. Luxury brands are determined to make the New Year a prosperous one by offering all kinds of serpentine items.

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