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Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes History Of Her Own

Jimmie Johnson has won the Daytona 500, one day after crash during a race there injured fans. Danica Patrick, who was hoping to make history by winning, finished eighth. However, she managed to become the first woman in history to lead laps at the NASCAR race.
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Auction Halted Of Banksy Mural Removed In London

The U.S.-based auction house that was due to sell the work on Saturday, announced that the item was withdrawn from sale. The artwork was expected to fetch between $500,000 and $700,000.
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As Deep Cuts Loom, Continued Appeals For A Deal, Finger-Pointing

The nation's governors said the automatic spending cuts would hurt state governments, as congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other for the impasse. Without a last-minute deal, the across-the-board spending cuts go into effect March 1.
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Paul C.P. McIlhenny, CEO Of Company That Makes Tabasco Sauce, Dies

Paul C.P. McIlhenny was the sixth member of his family to be named president of the McIlhenny Co., which makes the iconic hot sauce. He was 68 years old.
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Overseas Trip A Road Test For Secretary Of State Kerry

One dominant theme of the trip will be how to resolve the crisis in Syria, where an estimated 70,000 people have been killed over the past two years. Kerry is portraying his first trip as secretary of state as a listening tour, and he certainly expects to hear a lot about Syria.
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NASCAR Crash Sends Car Debris Into The Stands At Daytona

More than two dozen fans were injured after a multi-car crash at the end of Saturday's race. A car slammed into — and partially went through — the fence and into the stands.
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Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars

Estonia now has the world's first nationwide electric car charger network. What would the U.S. have to do to make a similar leap?
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Top GOP Voter ID Crusader Loses Virginia Election Panel Post

To those who closely follow the voter ID wars, Hans von Spakovsky is a household name, one of the nation's leading and controversial crusaders against voter fraud. So it was news that the Republican lawyer failed to get a second term on the electoral board of Virginia's largest county.

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The Four Biggest Best Picture Oscar Upsets, Statistically Speaking

As the Directors and Producers Guild Awards go, so does the Academy. At least most of the time.

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