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Dragon arrives at space station in historic 1st

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, making history as the first commercial delivery truck in orbit.

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Texas farmers use business wile to weather drought

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The drought of 2011 cost $7.6 billion in crop losses, the most ever recorded, and forced ranchers to slaughter millions of animals, cutting Texas' cattle herd to its smallest size since 1952.

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AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Walking around a gun store one day last summer, the young man never took off his sunglasses as he asked questions about items he piled on the counter — behavior that struck the manager as odd.

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Pool access for the disabled sparks controversy

Updated: 05/25/2012 - The Obama administration is sidestepping an election-year confrontation with the hotel industry and other pool owners to give them more time to comply with access rules for the disabled.

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NJ Muslims angry over NYPD surveillance findings

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Muslim leaders in New Jersey say they are angry but uncertain what their next step will be after the state's attorney general found that New York City police did not violate any laws in its surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups in New Jersey.

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Man arrested in disappearance of NYC boy Etan Patz

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The timing couldn't have been more symbolic: On the eve of National Missing Children's Day, police said they'd at last cracked the case that started it — the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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Hurricane season starts next week

Posted: 05/24/2012 - When a tropical system hits the coast, it can send rain, storms, and even tornadoes inland towards East Tennessee. But, when you're headed to the beach, you need to know what to do in the case of a tropical storm.

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Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud

Posted: 05/24/2012 - Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash and then asking the government for replacement cards.

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HP's missteps culminate in loss of 27,000 jobs

Posted: 05/24/2012 - HP will wipe out 27,000 jobs so they can save enough money to lift its earnings and invest in the development of more profitable products and service.

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5 Western states shielding part of executions

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A San Francisco-based federal appeals court ruled in 2002 that every aspect of an execution should be open to witnesses, from the moment the condemned enters into the death chamber to his final heartbeat.

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Small dairies go under as milk prices sink again

Posted: 05/23/2012 - The sale marked the end of the last dairy farm in Plainfield — a small town that once had several dozen — and the 14th dairy farm to go out of business in Vermont this year.

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Astrodome fades, crumbles as Houston decides fate

Posted: 05/23/2012 - After years on the sidelines, the Astrodome is in the spotlight again as the leader and staff of the agency that runs the facility are set Wednesday to make a recommendation on its future.

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Library of Congress taps 25 sounds for registry

Posted: 05/23/2012 - From rare audio interviews of former slaves to recordings by Donna Summer and the Grateful Dead, 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry.

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Report: More support needed for kinship caregivers

Posted: 05/23/2012 - As more of America's children are raised by relatives other than their parents, state and local governments need to do better in helping these families cope with an array of financial and emotional challenges

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King: Woman on diverted plane not on watchlists

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A US Airways passenger whose claim to have a surgically implanted device led to the diversion of a cross-Atlantic jet is not listed on terrorist watchlists or law enforcement databases.

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