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Historians agree: Lincoln nailed the essence of America in Gettysburg Address

The significance of the Gettysburg Address is not lost on Texas educators and historians, who say President Abraham Lincoln’s short speech still defines the nation he helped preserve. | 11/18/13 12:31:14 By - Terry Evans

Half a century later, JFK conspiracies still thrive

Who killed JFK? Fifty years after the slaying of the nation’s 35th president, that’s still a provocative question for many. Conspiracy theories began swirling almost immediately after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and have never really stopped. | 11/17/13 00:00:00 By - By Maria Recio

First watch: One child left behind, Obamacare cure diseased, $704 in holiday gifts

Video latest: China's new policy... Health costs to rise... PS4 hits stores. | 11/15/13 08:01:20 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

Tribes want Congress to ban Redskins’ trademark

The country’s tribal leaders, in Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama, say the word has always been offensive, given the brutal history that surrounds it. And they’re upping the pressure to get the National Football League’s Washington Redskins to change the team mascot, saying the name is clearly racist and doesn’t belong on football gear. | 11/14/13 22:49:31 By - By Rob Hotakainen

As Senate weighs Yellen for Fed, Fed weighs inflation

Somewhere between Venezuela and Japan is exactly the right spot when it comes to inflation. Getting the United States there could be a key challenge for Janet Yellen. | 11/15/13 06:00:00 By - By Kevin G. Hall

Social Security benefits may be on table in budget talks

With congressional budget negotiations moving behind closed doors, one item apparently on the table is changing the way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated for seniors, veterans and other recipients of government benefits. | 11/14/13 18:04:33 By - By Kevin G. Hall and William Douglas

First watch: Feds monitor books you buy, Obamacare enrollment, Twitter trolls

Personal data shared by at least 30 federal agencies... More troubles for HealthCare.gov... JP Morgan backs out of live chat. | 11/14/13 08:32:14 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

First watch: Black Thursday, Super ZIPs, 'Alpha House'

The five facts you need to start the day. And who are the “most likable Republicans in the country"? | 11/12/13 07:38:38 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

New Air Force fitness standards mean big bellies aren't automatic fails

For airmen hoping to make the military a career in an era of shrinking budgets and workforce needs, the stakes could hardly be higher. Failing the fitness test could mean losing out on promotions or being discharged early. | 11/11/13 13:26:39 By - Mike Fitzgerald

Veterans Day: Photos, tweets, stories from across the US

Honoring servicemen and women from Bellingham, Washington to Washington, D.C. | 11/11/13 09:06:05 By - By Vera Bergengruen

First watch: US helps Philippines, Veterans Day at Arlington, most popular words of 2013

Ships & planes head to the Philippines... Veterans honored... How popular was Edward Snowden this year? | 11/11/13 08:09:58 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

First watch: The day ahead in politics

CBS apologizes for Benghazi fabrication... Iran nuclear deal on its way today... President Obama apologizes... "The strongest tropical cyclone on record" makes landfall. | 11/08/13 08:28:57 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

U.S. economy accelerated in 3rd quarter, but it won’t keep that pace

Slowing consumption and less expected restocking by businesses suggest the better-than-expected 2.8 percent annual growth rate from July through September that the government reported Thursday won’t last through the final months of the year. | 11/07/13 15:06:35 By - By Kevin G. Hall

First news: The morning's top headlines in one video minute

Twitter goes public... Blockbuster closes... The Olympic torch arrives in space... And Rev. Billy Graham turns 95. | 11/07/13 08:16:05 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

WATCH: First headlines in 1 minute

Election highlights: What Tuesday teaches us about the tea party and 2016 ... Pot wins, fracking loses and genetically modified foods are too close to call ... Plus: New mayors and new polls. | 11/06/13 09:31:30 By - By Ali Watkins and Julie Moos

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