Obama's second inauguration a small affair, though city expects businesses to profit

An Obama-Biden inauguration banner draped on the AFL-CIO headquarters is among the few noticeable signs in Washington that the president's second inauguration is just days away.

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San Francisco mourns passing of Vivian Brown _ 1 of 2 twins known for matching hair, outfits

San Francisco residents are mourning the passing of Vivian Brown, who along with her twin sister, became a local celebrity by walking through the city's streets in matching high-end outfits, identical hairdos and cheerful smiles.

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Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their jobs over their refusal.

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Blackberry 10 is actually pretty awesome

Yesterday, off-site at CES, I got a full run down of a near-final version of BlackBerry 10 by the folks at Research in Motion. I can't believe the difference six months can make. BlackBerry 10 is not only fully functional now, but it's exciting.

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Sheriff step closer to digging at home of John Wayne Gacy's mother in search of more victims

Detectives who have long wondered if John Wayne Gacy killed others besides the 33 young men he was convicted of murdering may soon get to search for bodies underneath an apartment complex where his late mother once lived, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

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