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'I'm a free woman now,' says Calif. grandmother wrongfully convicted of killing 17 years ago

FOX News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 4:30am
A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.
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Ferguson protesters confront police on first night of weekend demonstrations

FOX News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:12am
Hundreds of demonstrators stood inches from officers in riot gear late Friday at the start of what was expected to be a weekend of protests over the 2-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere that activists say are racially motivated.
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Woman convicted of California murder exonerated after 17 years in prison

FOX News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00am
A woman who spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of a homeless man was exonerated Friday by a Los Angeles County judge who said she should not spend another minute behind bars.
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Seven NJ high school football players charged in connection with hazing

FOX News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00am
Seven football players at a New Jersey High School have been charged in connection with a series of alleged hazing incidents that took place last month. 
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Rain dampens start of police shooting protests as activists descend on St. Louis area

FOX News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:23pm
A cold, steady rain dampened the start of widespread weekend protests over the 2-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere that demonstrators say are racially motivated.
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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Sheriff’s Office Will Dispatch Pig-Killing Posses

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:08pm
Feral hogs are the latest foe being taken on by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Hogs on the parish’s west bank are rooting up grass that keeps wind and rain from eroding levees.






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National Briefing | South: Alabama: Deal Ends Plan to Publish Names of Arrested Immigrants

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:02pm
The state has agreed not to enforce a provision of its immigration law that required state officials to publish a list of people known to be unlawfully in the country.






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National Briefing | West: California: Firefighting Planes Are Cleared for Work After Crash

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:01pm
Officials reactivated the state’s 22 firefighting air tankers on Friday, days after one of the aircraft crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot.






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At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:46pm
Police and court records and interviews with witnesses show that the Tallahassee police on numerous occasions have soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing by Seminoles football players.






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113-year-old time capsule found in Boston

CNN - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:39pm
A time capsule hidden for more than a hundred years at one of Boston's most popular tourist attractions was opened on Friday in Boston.
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Political Memo: Senate Forecasts Aren’t Obvious. Just Take a Look at Kansas.

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:37pm
Polling in Senate races is unpredictable, largely because a Republican or Democrat in one state may differ politically from one in another state.
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As Apprentices in Classroom, Teachers Learn What Works

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:17pm
A charter school training program reflects the belief that teachers, like doctors, need to practice repeatedly with experienced supervisors before they can take the reins in classes of their own.






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Republicans to Investigate Environmental Group’s Influence on Carbon Rule

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:53pm
The inquiry, to be led by Representative Darrell Issa of California and Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, will look at whether the Environmental Protection Agency allowed an advocacy group too much sway in developing a regulation to curb carbon emissions.






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Oregon First Lady’s Ex-Marriage Spills Into Race for Governor

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:45pm
Cylvia Hayes, the wife of Gov. John Kitzhaber, said she married her third husband, an Ethiopian immigrant, for money in a sham marriage in 1997.






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Maneuvering Persists After Courts Block New Voter Conditions

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:38pm
Voter ID requirements were delayed in Wisconsin and Texas, though officials continued to look for ways around the decisions ahead of next month’s elections.






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Doctors Without Borders Evolves as It Forms the Vanguard in Ebola Fight

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:35pm
How the group could do what no one else accomplished in West Africa is explained in part by its self-reliance and a focus on innovation.






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Finback whale washes ashore on eastern Long Island beach; cause of death being investigated

FOX News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:26pm
Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach.
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Officials Admit a ‘Defeat’ by Ebola in Sierra Leone

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:16pm
The decision to help families treat patients at home signifies a significant shift in the struggle against the rampaging disease.
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Ebola Patient Sent Home Despite Fever, Records Show

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:04pm
The medical records of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died this week in Dallas, contradict earlier statements from the hospital that treated him.






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Women's Wages: Satya Nadella’s Advice on Raises Stirs Wider Discussion Among Women

The New York Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:48pm
Even as many barriers have fallen for working women, they continue to be treated differently on the job, particularly when negotiating a raise.






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