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Can’t Pay, Can’t Play

More kids and adolescents are getting sidelined by the price tag for youth sports, studies suggest, and critics worry that one day, organized leagues will only be an option for upper-class families.

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Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant head of the IRS is refusing to apologize for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups.

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Taliban Video Shows Handover of Bergdahl

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.

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Obama: Congress Consulted on Exchange

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing an American soldier, saying his administration had consulted with Congress about that possibility "for some time."

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Steam rises from cooling towers at the Neurath coal-fired power plant on near Grevenbroich, Germany. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)
Steam rises from cooling towers at the Neurath coal-fired power plant on near Grevenbroich, Germany. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)
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EPA Seeks to Cut Power Plant Carbon by 30%

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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Hagel: Captive’s Life Was in Danger

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier's life was in danger.

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Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO (L), sits with former Los Angeles Kings great Luc Robitaille (R) (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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NBA Owners to Vote on Clippers Sale, Sterling Sues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling won't get to fight for his Los Angeles Clippers in front of NBA owners next week. His only chance now is in court.

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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans’ Health Care Uproar

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

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GOP House Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana.

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Obama Hosts Youth Sports Concussions Seminar

President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their safety.

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Drones Will Measure Hurricane Intensity [AUDIO]

This summer, scientists will use the latest available technology to take on Mother Nature and determine how severe developing hurricanes could become, and what level of preparedness will be required if the storms make landfall.

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This is Hurricane Preparedness Week [AUDIO]

This week marks national Hurricane Preparedness Week, as we approach the start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1st.

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