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Woman helped son in Pa. Halloween costume shooting

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Police say a Pennsylvania woman shined a flashlight for her son to help him shoot what they thought was a skunk but was really his 8-year-old cousin in a black-and-white Halloween costume.

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GA asks judge to toss KKK suit over litter program

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The state of Georgia is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Ku Klux Klan challenging the group's application being denied to participate in a highway cleanup program.

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Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say

Posted: 10/22/2012 - In a new policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says cheerleading has become a lot more physical and athletic, and it should get the same kind of safety oversight that sports get.

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Young girl faces homicide charges

Posted: 10/22/2012 - A 10-year-old girl entered a plea of "no answer" during her arraignment Monday on a juvenile manslaughter charge.

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APNewsBreak: Questions for Medicare in outbreak

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The giant health insurance program for seniors long ago flagged compounded drugs produced for the mass market without oversight from the Food and Drug Administration as safety risks.

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Wyoming Democrat wages lonely congressional fight

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Chris Henrichsen's hopeful knocking on doors only disturbed the afternoon naps of dogs in a previously quiet Casper neighborhood. Then he finally hit pay dirt: Someone actually answered.

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Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Barbara Tanabe said her father, a quiet, unassuming man, would wonder what the fuss over the photo was about. But he'd be thrilled it encouraged others to vote, she said.

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Why Greg Smith left Goldman Sachs

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Greg Smith announced his departure from the investment bank with a blistering editorial, accusing Goldman of routinely deceiving clients and relentlessly pursuing profit at the expense of morality.

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San Diego media baron promotes conservative causes

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The new media barons of America's eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative causes.

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Gas prices dropping across the country

Posted: 10/21/2012 - There is good news if you're planning a fall trip. The price at the pump keeps dropping. In the past two weeks, the Lundberg Survey says gas has dropped 8.5 cents on average nationwide to about $3.75 a gallon.

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Wis. gunman in salon attack had history of abuse

Updated: 10/22/2012 - A Wisconsin man accused of opening fire at the salon where his wife worked, killing three women and wounding four others, had a history of domestic abuse, police said.

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NM peanut capital at heart of national recall

Posted: 10/19/2012 - The country's largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after massive recall of scores of products linked to a salmonella outbreak.

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Conflicting images emerge of NY terror suspect

Posted: 10/19/2012 - At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don't believe in violence.

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"Perversion files" show locals helped cover up

Posted: 10/19/2012 - An array of local authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and town Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others who allegedly molested children

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Waldorf Astoria collects stolen hotel property

Posted: 10/19/2012 - Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words "Waldorf Astoria" have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel

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Deaf university roiled by gay marriage controversy

Posted: 10/19/2012 - Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland's gay-marriage law on the ballot.

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Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

Posted: 10/19/2012 - It's been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after World War II.

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Victims want Fort Hood shooting deemed terror act

Posted: 10/19/2012 - About 160 people, including relatives of the 13 people killed at the Texas Army post and some of the more than two dozen wounded and their families, released a video Thursday expressing their frustration.

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