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Girl suspended for saying 'bless you' (Video)

Thu Aug 21, 2014

A West Tennessee girl ended up with an in-school suspension for saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed. Full Story

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American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Full Story

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Local ALS sufferer speaks up on Ice Bucket Challenge

Fri Aug 22, 2014

It's nearly impossible to sign onto Facebook without seeing dozens of friends and family members taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Full Story

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Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Sat Aug 23, 2014

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. Full Story

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Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day in captivity. Full Story

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Woman set reservation fire to give friends work

Fri Aug 22, 2014

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work. Full Story

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GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

Fri Aug 22, 2014

About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday. Full Story

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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer? Full Story

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Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has died at age 75. Full Story

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Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday. Full Story

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Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

Thu Aug 21, 2014

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday. Full Story

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Questions, answers about use of force by police

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat. Full Story

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Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday. Full Story

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Thu Aug 21, 2014

A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching." Full Story

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Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

Fri Aug 22, 2014

An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday. Full Story

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California drought stings bees, honey supplies

Thu Aug 21, 2014

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. Full Story

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What people really do during conference calls

Wed Aug 20, 2014

If you're reading this while on a conference call, you're not alone after a new survey found many people don't shy away from multi-tasking while on a conference call. Full Story