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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds the documents granting him emergency decree powers as he gestures to supporters at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.  Venezuela's congress granted Maduro emergency decree powers that will allow him to approve laws without consulting congress for up to a year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela's Maduro moves to limit profit margins in quick use of emergency powers

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro didn't waste any time using the "emergency powers" granted to him on Tuesday by the National Assembly. Only weeks after sending in troops to force an electronics store chain to lower prices, Mr. Maduro issued a decree that profit margins can be limited. Published November 22, 2013

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China's 'Sharp Sword' stealth drone takes flight

The U.S. has had air supremacy for years, but the Chinese aim to change that with "Sharp Sword," a stealth drone that made its first test flight on Friday, according to several media outlets. Published November 22, 2013

U.S. Navy SEALs in action (U.S. Navy photo)

Scientists hope 'bio patch' lab successes bring bone regeneration to future troops

Missing teeth, broken bones on the battlefield or a bad slip on the job — the University of Iowa is working on making all your worries go away. Recent successes in the lab with bone regeneration, using what is known as bio patches, are poised to change the medical landscape in the years to come. Published November 21, 2013

Kim Cope was pulled over in North Texas and asked to give breath, DNA and blood samples. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth screenshot)

Drivers pulled over, asked for DNA and blood samples by federal contractors

Drivers in North Fort Worth, Texas, are being pulled over at a police roadblock and asked for saliva, blood and breath samples. They are offered $10 for a cheek-swab DNA sample, $50 for a blood sample, and nothing for a breath sample — since passive alcohol sensors gather that information the moment the driver is pulled over. Published November 19, 2013