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Roger Clemens shrugged off Mike Piazza's comments in his autobiography that he took karate lessons after he was beaned by the pitcher, just in case they had another confrontation.
The appetite for a government shutdown is growing among Republicans, who shied away from one during the debt and spending fights in the last Congress but now say one may be needed.
If polls are to be believed, our next president will likely preside over a divided Congress. The latest RealClearPolitics model predicts Democrats will retain control of the Senate with Republicans gaining one seat overall.
Jewelry collectors who don't mind if their gems have a rather shady past will soon get the chance to bid on a stash of valuables linked to reputed mobster Frank Calabrese Sr.