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U.S. intel official confirms identity of 'Jihadi John'

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What's at stake in the net neutrality debate

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Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

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Venus, Mars, moon set to dance in night sky this weekend

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Obama administration proposes stricter rules for off-shore Arctic drilling

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    U.S. intel official confirms identity of ‘Jihadi John’

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Feb 26, 19:00

    The knife-wielding masked ISIS militant seen in a number of beheading videos and dubbed “Jihadi John” has been named as Mohammed Emwazi, a London man with a college degree, a U.S. intelligence official confirmed to CBS News Thursday. Emwazi earned his degree from the University of Westminster, the official told CBS News. Both The Washington Post and the BBC reported Thursday […]

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    What’s at stake in the net neutrality debate

    by CBSNews.com Staff on Feb 25, 16:15

    The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a question that will change the Internet for all of us: Should some Americans be allowed to pay extra for faster service, or is Internet access a new American right — equal for all. It’s called net neutrality. The FCC wants to prevent big users of the […]

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    Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

    by Associated Press on Feb 25, 11:16

    Hawaii lawmakers are seeking to exempt that state, along with Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam, from a provision in a maritime law designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry that some blame for steep shipping costs. The Garden Island (http://is.gd/w90nS8) reports Hawaii state Sen. Samuel Slom and Rep. Sam Kong have introduced resolutions asking Congress […]

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    Venus, Mars, moon set to dance in night sky this weekend

    by CBS News on Feb 20, 22:20

    Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display starting Friday. If you’ve been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting slightly later every evening. At the same time, the planet Mars has been gradually moving […]

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    Obama administration proposes stricter rules for off-shore Arctic drilling

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 20, 12:56

    Companies hoping to drill for oil and gas in Arctic waters may soon face stricter rules. On Friday, the administration under Pres. Barack Obama proposed new standards for exploratory drilling specifically tailored for the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Companies would be required to submit oil spill prevention plans specific to the area and conditions where […]

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    Letters from Congress: Banks asked about hacks and cyber security

    by Shannon Kemp on Feb 18, 16:19

    The lack of laws protecting consumers from cyberattacks in many states have concerned two congressmen. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, are following up on more than 20 letters sent to several banks and businesses in November. The letters were seeking more information on recent cyberattacks that exposed the personal […]

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    Woman stung by scorpion on Alaska Airlines flight from LA

    by Associated Press on Feb 16, 10:10

    A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove says Flight 567 was taxing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung. He says the plane returned to the gate and the woman was checked by medics. She […]

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    West Coast port slowdown could cost U.S. economy billions

    by CBS News on Feb 12, 16:19

    Along the West Coast some of the world’s busiest seaports are virtually shut down. Shipping companies locked out union dockworkers from Seattle to San Diego today. The container ships anchored off Long Beach have been waiting for days to unload, caught in a labor dispute that has left the Coast Guard to manage a floating traffic jam. […]

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    Congress approves Keystone XL bill Obama plans to veto

    by CBS News on Feb 11, 16:54

    The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House voted 270-152 to send the bill to the president, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands […]

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    20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq to join terrorists

    by CBS News on Feb 10, 17:07

    Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe […]

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    American ISIS hostage is dead, family confirms

    by CBS/AP on Feb 10, 8:41

      Last Updated Feb 10, 2015 12:11 PM EST WASHINGTON – Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports that ISIS sent the family an e-mail telling them […]

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    Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 8:06

    The health insurance company Anthem says the hackers who got into its computer network were able to gain access to personal information for “tens of millions” of customers and employees. Those employees include the company’s CEO. The nation’s second-biggest health insurer says it’s contacting customers who were affected. The hackers were able to see names, […]

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    Denali or Mt. McKinley? Mountain’s name debated in Congress

    by Shannon Kemp on Feb 04, 16:15

    Alaska’s U.S. senators have introduced legislation to officially rename Mount McKinley its traditional Alaska name.  Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan announced Wednesday the introduction of Senate Bill 319, which would make North America’s tallest peak’s official name Denali — the title used by many Alaskans that stems from the name given to it by Koyukon […]

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    Anchorage doctor packs his bags for Sweden to help U.S. at World Championships

    by Dave Leval on Feb 04, 10:36

    Dr. Gregory Schumacher is combining two of his favorite subjects as he tries to help the United States win a world championship. He’s been an assistant doctor to the U.S. Nordic Ski Team for the last six years. He is now the team’s top doctor. “I was absolutely thrilled and honored,” Schumacher said. “It’s a […]

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    More than 26 dead in Taiwan plane crash

    by CBS News on Feb 04, 9:01

    Rescuers used a crane to hoist a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan’s capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 18 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Flight 235 with 58 people aboard – most of them travelers from China – banked sharply […]

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    Herbal supplements filled with fake ingredients, investigators find

    by CBS News on Feb 03, 15:51

    Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, according to an ongoing investigation that subjected popular herbal supplements to DNA testing. The investigation, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, focused on a variety of herbal supplements from four major retailers: GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. Lab tests determined that […]

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    California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 13:32

    As the popularity of e-cigarettes soars, both federal and state health officials continue to question their safety. In California on Wednesday, state health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device. The […]

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    Wisconsin plane heading to Alaska crashes, killing 1

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 27, 12:40

    A plane heading to Alaska has crashed, leaving one man dead and two injured, according to Wisconsin officials. The Clark Country Sheriff’s office was notified of the crash around 10:43 a.m. Monday, along Center Road in Hoard, Wisconsin, after two 911 calls were made, one by the pilot. The pilot, 27-year-old Mark Siegwart of Hammond, […]

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    Bergdahl decision expected in days

    by CNN on Jan 27, 11:14

    The Army is expected to decide in the coming days how to proceed with disciplinary action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan, and was captured and held by the Taliban for years before being exchanged last year for five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, but Pentagon officials are insisting no decision […]

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    Anchorage man fatally struck by vehicle in Las Vegas area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 24, 13:31

    An Anchorage man was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday evening in the Las Vegas area as he crossed a highway, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. According to other local news outlets in the area, the Clark County coroner’s office has identified the man as 57-year-old Aarnout Michael Berry, of Anchorage. At […]