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New Senators Getting Up To Speed

South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says it took some time to get caught up on all the international affairs for his new position in Washington.

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Nebraska Senator In Line to Chair General Affairs Committee

District 40 Senator, Tyson Larsen, is getting ready to return to Lincoln next week.

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Economic Conditions Index for Midwest Jumps in December

Economist Ernie Goss explains the economic conditions that led to an increased index for the midwest.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the "Don Jon" premiere on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in New York.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt marries robotics CEO

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will kick of 2015 as a newlywed after secretly marrying girlfriend Tasha McCauley.

National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, testifies before a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to examine the fight against cancer, focusing on challenges, progress, and promise, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

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U.S. cancer deaths fell 22 percent since 1991

More than 1.5 million Americans avoided death from cancer since 1991 thanks to falling smoking rates and better cancer prevention, detection and treatments.

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Tornado at the Rose Bowl

Winds pick up in the Rose Bowl fanfest area, but the cow survives.

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Missing puppy heads home after 2,400-mile road trip

A puppy called Penny could be reunited with her owners after she went on a nearly 2,400-mile road trip that took her to an Iowa truck stop and a Pennsylvania pet hospital.

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington, front, scores under pressure by Florida State defensive back Trey Marshall during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of sport's biggest plays and the stories you may have missed this week.

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Kibo can’t even

This 4-month-old Shiba Inu Kibo puppy can't help but jump for joy at dinnertime.

Singer Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "1989" in New York, October 30, 2014.

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Taylor Swift edges out ‘Frozen’ for year’s top-selling album

Taylor Swift stole the crown from the princesses of "Frozen" in the final week of 2014 as her pop-centric "1989" became the top-selling album of the year.

A man walks by the poster for the film "The Interview" outside the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Littleton, Colorado December 23, 2014.

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‘The Interview’ heads to pay-per-view

DISH Networks Inc will make "The Interview," the controversial Sony Pictures Entertainment film about the fictitious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, available as a pay-per-view option starting on Jan 2.

The interior of the "Hound Dog II", a Lockheed Jetstar owned by entertainer Elvis Presley, is displayed at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters January 2, 2015.

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Elvis Presley’s jets could fetch more than $10 million

Elvis Presley's pair of personal jets will go under the hammer in a sealed-bid auction for a piece of mile-high rock and roll memorabilia.

NYPD crime scene tape is seen at the site of a shooting at the corner of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Pulaski Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York July 9, 2012.

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New York City murders hit record low

Murders in New York fell to 328 in 2014, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable numbers in 1963.

Ohio State players cheer after the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game against Alabama, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 42-35.

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Buckeyes rally and Ducks rout in college semis

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks earned victories in the Sugar and Rose Bowls on Thursday, booking spots in the national championship.

Same-sex couple plastic figurines are displayed during a gay wedding fair (salon du mariage gay) in Paris April 27, 2013.

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Federal judge allows gay marriages to begin in Florida

A federal judge in Florida ruled that county clerks must issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who request them starting Jan. 6.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo reacts with his father Mario (R) after being re-elected for the U.S. midterm race in New York in this November 4, 2014 file photo.

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Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo dies

Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing, died at 82.

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Jacks Begin League Play

South Dakota State basketball teams will take on Denver to open Summit League play this weekend

USD vs Denver Women's Summit League Basketball Tournament

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Coyotes Open With Omaha

University of South Dakota basketball teams will have Omaha as an opponent to open Summit League play.

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T-Wolves Fall Again

Rudy Gay had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, and the struggling Sacramento Kings handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 10th straight loss with a 110-107 victory on Thursday night.

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Gophers Drop Bowl Outing

Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl

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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal

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One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed

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South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.

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More Money Requested For Higher Education

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South Dakota legislators will again be asked to provide higher funding levels for the higher education system.