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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Abortion opponents rally
One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience Saturday at the University of Chicago Law School that while she supports a woman's right to choose, she feels the Roe vs. Wade ruling by her predecessors on the court was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target. (05/11/2013)
Tea Party Tax Day Rally
Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner. (05/11/2013)
Arctic ice melt
The icy Arctic is emerging as a global economic hot spot -- and one that is becoming a security concern for the U.S. as world powers jockey to tap its vast energy resources and stake out unclaimed territories. (05/11/2013)
Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday in hopes of plugging a serious ammonia leak.
Anglers who flocked to northern Minnesota were greeted by icy lakes on Saturday, making for an unusual fishing opener that matched the unusually cold spring.
The sheer zazz that Baz Luhrmann introduces into The Great Gatsby is so imposing in quantity that it's surprising that it can get out of the way enough not to be the biggest problem in the movie.
Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities -- these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.
The winter wheat crop is expected to be far smaller this season compared to last, particularly for hard red varieties used in bread, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday.
Worldwide levels of the chief greenhouse gas that causes global warming have hit a milestone, reaching an amount never before encountered by humans, federal scientists said Friday.

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