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NYC Police say teen girls were carrying human remains

Posted: 10/17/2013 - New York City police said two teenage girls believed to be shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving a Manhattan store, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a fetus

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Report: NSA and CIA collaborate on drone strikes

Posted: 10/17/2013 - The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the U.S. government's targeted killing program, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad.

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States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

Posted: 10/17/2013 - When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble breathing, school nurse Amanda Williams had the necessary dose of epinephrine to counter the allergic reaction.

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Spirit Day: Go Purple This Thursday

Posted: 10/17/2013 - Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag

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2 charged in Fla. after bullied girl's suicide

Posted: 10/16/2013 - It was a cold-hearted online post that a Florida sheriff said hastened the arrest of two girls, aged 12 and 14, in the bullying-suicide case of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick.

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4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Four people died and another was hospitalized after a boat with more than a dozen people aboard — including Haitian and Jamaican nationals — capsized early Wednesday in the waters off South Florida.

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W.Va. family loves thrill of lumberjack contests

Posted: 10/16/2013 - The chain saw competition at the Mountain State Forest Festival pitted father and son for bragging rights as to which West Virginian could fell more timber in the fastest time.

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SF-area rail strike averted as talks continue

Posted: 10/16/2013 - San Francisco Bay-area commuters again waited late into the night before federal mediators announced late Tuesday that a planned rail strike would once more be delayed and contract negotiations would continue.

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Newtown, Conn., to keep school razing under wraps

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Contractors also will be required to sign confidentiality agreements and workers will guard the property's perimeter to prevent onlookers from taking photographs or videos.

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Libyan arrives in US to face terrorism charges

Posted: 10/15/2013 - After a weeklong interrogation aboard a U.S. warship, a Libyan al-Qaida suspect is now in New York awaiting trial on terrorism charges, U.S. officials said Monday.

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Carnival: Boy, 6, drowns in pool on cruise

Posted: 10/15/2013 - A 6-year-old boy drowned in one of the pools aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship while at sea, the company said in a statement Monday.

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Report: NSA collecting millions of contact lists

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world — including those of Americans.

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SF area train system to keep running amid talks

Posted: 10/15/2013 - A major San Francisco Bay Area transit system was to continue running train service for Tuesday morning's commute after unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight deadline.

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Rights groups urge Justice probe of 1985 bombing

Posted: 10/15/2013 - California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez sent a letter to the department in June and is seeking other lawmakers to sign a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

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SF-area transit strike averted - at least for day

Posted: 10/14/2013 - A major San Francisco Bay-area transit strike was averted for at least a day after two labor unions extended contract negotiations beyond a midnight deadline and agreed not to walk off the job Monday to allow more talks.

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Default looming, Day 14 of shutdown, no solution

Posted: 10/14/2013 - The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending.

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Poll: Half of Americans push back retirement plans

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life

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