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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke ( Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Fed will Reduce Bond Purchases by $10B in January

The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The Fed will trim its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January.

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Insurers Extend Premium Deadline

The health insurance industry says consumers will get an extra 10 days to pay their first month's premium under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joe Biden (2R) meet with executives from leading technology companies on Tuesday
President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joe Biden (2R) meet with executives from leading technology companies on Tuesday (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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White House to Release Task Force Report on Spying

President Barack Obama is meeting with members of an intelligence task force to discuss their recommendations on how to modify the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

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Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado
Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado (CBS 4 Denver)
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School Gunman May Have Targeted 5 Spots

The Colorado high school student who critically wounded a classmate before killing himself on Friday may have planned to attack five rooms inside the school, a sheriff said.

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Harvard University building being evacuated
Harvard University building being evacuated (Twitter)
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Harvard Student Accused of Making Campus Bomb Hoax

Federal prosecutors say a Harvard University student trying to get out of taking a final exam made the bomb threats that led to the evacuations of four campus buildings this week.

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President Barack Obama (R), with Vice President Joseph Biden (2ndR), meet with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (2nd-L) and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus (L), and other executives from leading technology companies
President Barack Obama (R), with Vice President Joseph Biden (2ndR), meet with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (2nd-L) and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus (L), and other executives from leading technology companies. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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New Tech Honcho for Obama Health Care Website

The administration says a former Microsoft executive is taking over as the top tech honcho for HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama's problem-plagued health insurance website.

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Harold Camping
Harold Camping (YouTube)
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Doomsday Minister Harold Camping, 92, Dies

Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama to Meet with Tech CEOs amid NSA Concerns

President Barack Obama is meeting today with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.

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Several GOP Senators to Back a Vote on Budget Bill

Several conservative Senate Republicans have swung behind a bipartisan budget bill, apparently giving it enough momentum to win a pivotal test in the Senate over the passive resistance of top GOP leaders.

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NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.
NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah (George Frey/Getty Images)
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NSA Phone Record Collection Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

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Pray for Claire message
Pray for Claire message (Twitter)
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Memorial for Wounded Colorado Student Growing

Pray for Claire message (Twitter)

A memorial is growing for the 17-year-old girl critically wounded when she was shot by another student at her suburban Denver high school.

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Harvard University building being evacuated
Harvard University building being evacuated (Twitter)
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2 Harvard Buildings Remain Evacuated Over Explosives Threat

Harvard University says four buildings on its campus outside Boston are being evacuated because of unconfirmed reports of explosives.

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