10,000 Year Clock Challenges Approach To Time
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JPMorgan Chase Faces Regulatory issues
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The wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., last June destroyed homes and killed 19 firefighters. Experts say expansion into wildfire-prone areas has created new challenges for firefighters. Andy Tobin/AP hide caption

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A Tragic Year For Wildland Firefighters Ends In Reflection
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Women walk along on the street in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week. The country faces many changes next year, including a presidential election and the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. There are also concerns that advances made by women over the past decade could be in jeopardy. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014
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The Number 6 Says It All About The HealthCare.gov Rollout
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A Bangladeshi worker participates in a protest outside a garment factory in Dhaka. A.M. Ahad/AP hide caption

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The Tragic Number That Got Us All Talking About Our Clothing
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(Clockwise, from left)Yuanzai; Mei Huan; Happy Leopard; Mei Lun; Xing Bao; Bao Bao. (Clockwise, from left) Xinhua/Landov; Courtesy of Zoo Atlanta; Animal Press/Barcroft Media/Landov; Courtesy of Zoo Atlanta; EPA/Sergio Barrenechea/Landov; Abby Wood/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Beyond Cuteness: Scientists Deliver A Panda Baby Boom
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The President And A Majority of Americans Want A Minimum Wage Hike
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High Numbers Of Casualties Tell The Story In Iraq
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And The Number Of The Year Is... The Lowly 2!
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Jonathan Henderson of the Gulf Restoration Network holds a jar of tar balls. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announces that the city will demolish Turner Field after Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017. Reed says it was a hard decision but he thinks the city will be better for it. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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The Cost To Keep The Home Team At Home May Not Be Worth It
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Oregon is still using paper applications to enroll people in coverage under the Affordable Care Act. iStockphoto hide caption

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How An Obscure Government Code — 834 — Became Big In 2013
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Children carry the body of a friend who was killed by shelling during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus earlier this year. Momahed Dimashkia/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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11,420 Children Dead In Syria's Civil War, So Far
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This summer, movie studios were up to their necks in big-budget blockbusters, including Disney's The Lone Ranger, which ended up a huge bomb. Peter Mountain/Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Hollywood Holding On To Its Summer Love
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Law Schools See Drop In First-Year Students
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Superlow inflation means workers often don't see big raises and consumers may delay buying, thinking prices will drop some more. Kevork Djansezian/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Partiers celebrate marijuana legalization in Washington state at a pot party in Seattle earlier this month. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick?
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On Tuesday, Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting where many analysts expect they will announce a reduction in the central bank's $85 billion monthly stimulus. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Year In Numbers: The Federal Reserve's $85 Billion Question
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Years Of Tumult In The Rear-View, U.S. Auto Industry Revs Back Up
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A crowd forms a line around the block from the office of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Young Undocumented Immigrants Have Yet To Seek 'Deferred Action'
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A polio worker vaccinates a child in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, in October. Arshad Arbab/EPA/Landov hide caption

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They Shot For Zero, But Couldn't Squash Polio In 2013
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