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In wake of tragedy shootings, Kansas City Chiefs prevail

With the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, casting a pall over Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, the Chiefs played thir best game of the year, defeating the Carolina Panthers 27-21.

On Saturday morning, according to the Daily News, the troubled linebacker reportedly shot Perkins at their home in front of his mother, who was visiting from Long Island, N.Y., to see their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey Michelle. He then drove to the Chiefs'Arrowhead stadium, where he took his own life as his coach watched helplessly.

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Kid Rock: Obama and I have ‘no hard feelings’

Kid Rock-Defense-600Washington – Musician Kid Rock, who was a celebrity surrogate for Mitt Romney, said President Barack Obama wasted no time in jokingly acknowledging their campaign rivalry Sunday.

"It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, 'I'm still here.' I said, 'No hard feelings,'" Rock said, laughing.

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8 healthy ways to boost energy

As our energy levels decrease because of our overstressed lifestyles, many people look for a quick fix to combat fatigue.

Energy drinks mask the symptoms of fatigue and dehydrate the body. The majority of energy drinks contain excess sugar, high levels of caffeine and other stimulants.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress

In a letter that was obtained by Real Times Media, amidst legal problems and health concerns Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. sends a statement to the Speaker of the House announcing his resignation effective today (Nov. 21).

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Income inequality grows in U.S.

The threat of an impending fiscal cliff has sparked intense conversations about whether upper income citizens are paying their fair share of taxes. But equally important – and perhaps more important in the long term – is the issue of income inequality.

A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, two Washington-based think tanks, documents the growing gap between rich and poor as well as the rich and middle-class families. That pattern holds true both nationally and at the state level.

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Obama open to fiscal deal with GOP

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened the door to compromise regarding the impending fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts.

In his first full-blown news conference at the White House since March 6, the president said he was encouraged by recent comments from members of the Republican Party surrounding the need for more revenue from the wealthiest Americans as part of a plan to reduce the deficit.

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Barbour: GOP needs a ‘proctology exam’

While Republicans continue to soul search after their party's loss in the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour injected a new term Wednesday to describe the GOP's introspection.

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OBAMA – Unfiltered!

Another4years4Obama(The following is the full text of President Obama's victory speech on Wednesday)

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Sustained cheers, applause.)

Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. (Cheers, applause.)

It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. (Cheers, applause.)

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‘Extraordinarily disappointed’ in Romney loss, says Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a strong backer of Mitt Romney's presidential bid who raised eyebrows praising President Barack Obama's disaster response after Superstorm Sandy hit his state, said Wednesday he was "extraordinarily disappointed" by Romney's Tuesday night loss and that he's "not thinking about" his own political future.

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Yoga: 6 reasons to give it a try

Besides being "in," yoga is an incredibly beneficial activity for all ages and abilities. The health benefits of yoga are great, and many people are much happier as a result of their practice.

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Four more years!

Anotehr4-1WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama celebrated his re-election early this morning with a call for unity.

"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation," he told supporters at his campaign headquarters in his hometown of Chicago, and millions watching on television.

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Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election

OhioVotesLong lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states during Tuesday's closely watched U.S. election.

Voters waited for up to four hours in Virginia and three hours in some parts of south Florida, leading some to walk away before casting a ballot.

In Pinellas County, Fla., which includes St. Petersburg, officials had to send a corrective message to 12,000 absentee voters after an automated call told them they needed to get their ballot in "tomorrow." The message was supposed to have gone out Monday, but was sent out Tuesday due to a computer glitch, said Nancy Whitlock, a spokeswoman for the county supervisor of elections.

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Election Day blog

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Election Day 2012 gave way to Election Night 2012, bringing with the transition resounding victories in Memphis and Shelby County for President Obama and Congressman Steve Cohen and thoroughly sound defeats for two tax measures.

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