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  • Today in the News: Obama says 2013 wasn’t ‘worst year’ of presidency


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    President Barack Obama today rejected the idea of 2013 being the worst year of his presidency, CNN reports. While his approval rating is at record lows, he cited continuing economic growth during a news conference and other progress, such as more than 1 million people signing up for health insurance under his reforms.

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    "I want to have a diner. I'd like to make things that people think are yummy healthier, less fatty and make it like they're being cooked for the Queen." — Chelsea Wheeler, a 10-year-old girl who suffers from a rare condition that leaves her unable to eat food.

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    The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria's most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks for what will be an unprecedented, complex mission.

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