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College students claim they were threatened after handing out Constitutions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:56pm
Four Southern Oregon University students claim university officials threatened to call the police and take disciplinary action against them last week after they passed out free copies of the U.S. Constitution and asked other students to sign a petition to end limitations on areas where students can demonstrate.
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Body exhumed in Alabama is not most wanted fugitive accused of killing family in 1976

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:39pm
An unidentified body exhumed in Alabama is not the man accused of using a sledgehammer to kill his family in Maryland in 1976, the FBI said Wednesday.
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General: Social Media Age Spotlights Soldiers' Ethical Standards

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:23pm
The Army is looking to build a soldier who can look at an enemy’s cruelties yet not adopt or resort to the same brutality.
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Oil spill plaintiff lawyers fight BP effort to oust claims administrator citing conflict

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:15pm
Lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who say they were financially harmed by the 2010 BP oil spill are fighting the oil giant's efforts to remove the administrator of a damage claims settlement arising from the disaster.
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Court battle over ownership of giant, 840-pound emerald is nearing resolution.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:10pm
The convoluted court battle over ownership of an 840-pound emerald appears to be nearing resolution.
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US stocks swoon, extending market losses, as traders dump risky assets and favor bonds

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:55am
Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.
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Cops: Boy, 10, says didn't mean to kill woman, 90, ‘only trying to hurt her'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:45am
Authorities say a 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman told a Pennsylvania state trooper he was "only trying to hurt her."
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US military operations in Syria and Iraq officially named "Inherent Resolve"

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:38am
Weeks into its air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon has finally announced a name for the operation: "Inherent Resolve." That's the word from a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Col. Ed Thomas, who says his office was ultimately responsible for the naming decision.
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Carbon monoxide leak at Colorado recreational center sickens 12; 1 child hospitalized

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:59am
A faulty boiler used to heat the swimming pool at a recreation center in northern Colorado is believed to be the source of carbon monoxide that sickened 12 people, including at least one child who was hospitalized.
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Police: More seriously injured of park rangers stabbed on Boston Common expected to survive

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:43am
Police say the more seriously injured of the two park rangers stabbed on Boston Common is out of surgery and improving.
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Connecticut trooper fatally shoots man who stabbed 2 on tour bus

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:01am
A Connecticut state trooper late Tuesday night fatally shot a man police say went on a stabbing spree on board a tour bus headed from New York's Chinatown to a casino.
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US stocks plunge in early trading, extending losses; Dow heads for a fourth straight loss

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:40am
U.S. stocks are plunging in early trading as traders flee risky assets.
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Met premiere of John Adams' 'Klinghoffer' opera drawing protests and polemics

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:13am
When the Metropolitan Opera announced in February that it would present John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" this fall, there was, as Peter Gelb recalls it, "absolutely no reaction" at first.
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Mississippi school aided Bible giveaway, atheist group claims

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:55am
An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles.
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Honor student's suspension over knife raises questions about zero tolerance

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:53am
The 17-year-old Michigan honor student who was initially expelled after a 3 ¼-inch pocketknife was found in her purse at a football game will be suspended for the year and able to take online classes and graduate with her class next year.
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Tests show gunpowder residue on teen shot by off-duty St. Louis cop

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:03am
Gunshot residue was on the hand, waistband and shirt of an 18-year-old man killed by a St. Louis police officer, authorities said Tuesday.
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Southern California school district settles transgender student discrimination complaint

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:58pm
A Southern California school district has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student who said she was forbidden to wear makeup, was harassed by other children and was encouraged to change schools, it was announced Tuesday.
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Feminist cancels speech at Utah State University amid anonymous threat

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:26pm
A feminist speaker has canceled a speech at Utah State University after learning the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her.
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Federal grand jury indicts man in shooting of Navajo Nation police officer over weekend

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:58pm
A man has been indicted in the shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer in a small reservation community where a tribal officer was killed three years ago in the line of duty.
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Jurors sentence man to death for the slayings of a Pennsylvania baby and her grandmother

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:52pm
A man who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother has been sentenced to die.
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