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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test, Calls U.S. Its ‘Archenemy’

Sometimes—like when they call themselves "space conquerors" after launching a satellite that broke almost immediately and tumbled out of orbit—it can be hard to take North Korea seriously. Other times—like when they threaten another test of their nuclear program at a highly delicate time for their neighbors, politically—it seems wiser to keep a close eye on them.

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2 People Shot at Lone Star College in Houston (UPDATED)

Update 5:30 p.m. (Eastern): Three people in total were taken to the hospital, including one in critical condition.

Update 2:55: One shooting victim's name is Jody Neal, according to his uncle and sister, who were interviewed at the scene.

Update 2:50: "The police believe the danger has been mitigated," according to a spokesman for the college. "The school is under control but still being evacuated."

A small college in Houston is on lockdown following what appears to have been a shooting on campus on Tuesday. One suspect has been detained, and a second is possibly on the loose, according to local authorities.

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Obama And Biden Unveil Proposal To Decrease Gun Violence In U.S.
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President Calls for Assault-Weapon Ban, Stronger Background Checks

Wednesday afternoon, President Obama proposed numerous measures in response to a string of recent mass shootings across the country, including one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were murdered by a gunman.

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Who Should Be Elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame? — Sports Survey of the Day

On Wednesday, baseball's Hall of Fame will announce the players who comprise the 2013 class of inductees—or they will announce that no one has surpassed the 75 percent voting mark required for induction. Which would be remarkable, given that some of the greatest players ever to step on a baseball diamond are on the ballot this year. So why the uncertainty? Steroids, of course.

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Obama Nominates Hagel For Defense Secretary, Brennan For CIA Chief
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Obama Names Picks for Secretary of Defense, CIA Director

On Monday President Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to the post of secretary of defense and current counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Both nominees may run into problems getting confirmed to their positions by the Senate.

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