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Evacuation ordered for 30 homes near Southern California wildfire; but no immediate risk posed

FOX News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:18pm
Officials ordered people in about 30 homes to evacuate Friday evening as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.
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South Carolina Child Welfare Agency Faced Scrutiny Before 5 Siblings’ Deaths

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:12pm
Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican who is running for re-election, has faced criticism for more than a year over her handling of the Department of Social Services.

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Escaped Ohio school shooter captured hiding near a church, police say

FOX News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:05pm
A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said.
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Clinton Silent on 2016 Bid as Campaign-Style Actions Begin to Speak Volumes

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:02pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that she will decide next year whether to undertake a presidential campaign. But the Clinton operation is already quietly laying the groundwork for a candidacy.

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Kerry 'taken aback' by Foley's mother

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:52pm
The government defended its handling of James Foley's case after his mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could have been charged if they tried to raise money to free him.
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Palin family attended party where fight broke out

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50pm
It's not the latest reality television show but real life for the Palin clan, at least according to reports from bloggers.
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Facing Perilous Fights, Obama Turns to History and Donors

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:46pm
President Obama commemorated the 200th anniversary of the British bombardment that inspired the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Friday, before he was promptly plunged into today’s problems.

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson indicted

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:44pm
NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child, Lt. Brady Fitzgerald of the Montgomery County, Texas, Sheriff's Office said Friday.
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Murder case dismissed against Oklahoma woman convicted in death of infant son 20 years ago

FOX News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:33pm
The murder case against a Tulsa woman who spent nearly two decades in prison in the death of her infant son was dismissed Friday.
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Mark Sanford Announces a Breakup on Facebook

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:32pm
Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina turned to Facebook on Friday to announce he had ended his engagement to the Argentine woman he once called his soul mate.

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Federal Appeals Court Permits Wisconsin Voter ID Law

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:28pm
The order was a blow to opponents of such requirements, who had been heartened by a lower court’s finding that the law had abridged citizens’ right to vote.

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A Rebound Takes Root in Michigan, but Voters’ Gloom Is Hard to Shake

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:24pm
No state has seen stronger gains in employment since the recession, but the recovery has proved to be something of an abstraction to voters.

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Obama Sees Iraq Resolution as a Legal Basis for Airstrikes, Official Says

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:22pm
The president has cited an earlier authorization by Congress as a basis for his campaign against ISIS.
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U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:10pm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more and could infect hundreds of thousands, say scientists mapping its spread for the American government.
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Lawmaker Assails Foreign Donations to Think Tanks

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:10pm
Representative Frank R. Wolf wrote a letter to the Brookings Institution this week saying that think tanks that provide Congress with policy advice should refrain from taking donations from some foreign governments.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Candidates Playing Possum

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:07pm
Control of the Senate hinges on the outcome of just a few close races. Which candidates will show up and debate their opponents?
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Off the Charts: Young Households Are Losing Ground in Income, Despite Education

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:07pm
The Fed’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances indicates that the median family headed by someone under 35 was paid less, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than a similar family in 1989.
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Massachusetts Town Shudders After Discovery of Dead Infants

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:50pm
Erika Murray, the 31-year-old woman who the authorities believe is the mother of the children, has been ordered held without bail.

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Bail set at $2M for Minnesota gas station slaying suspect caught after monthlong manhunt

FOX News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:48pm
A man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner at a suburban Minneapolis gas station abandoned a suitcase that contained ammunition consistent with the bullets used in the slaying, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Answers Sought in Prison Break

The New York Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:46pm
T. J. Lane, a 19-year-old serving life in prison for killing three students in a school cafeteria in 2012, was transferred with two other inmates to a maximum-security prison on Friday after briefly escaping a lower-security site, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said.

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